The EBCC is an association under Dutch Law of like-minded expert ornithologists co-operating in a range of ways to improve bird monitoring and atlas work and thereby inform and improve the management and conservation of birds populations in Europe.
The DDA (Federation of German Avifaunists) is the union of all national and regional ornithological associations in the Federal Republic of Germany. Overall, the DDA represents about 10,000 field ornithologists and birdwatchers.
The DO-G (German Ornithologists' Society) is dedicated to the promotion of all forms of ornithology. Founded in 1850, and now one of the oldest scientific organisations worldwide, the society publishes the magazine Journal of Ornithology (previously Journal für Ornithologie).
As the biggest university in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, the MLU (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) cooperates with more than 200 institutions of higher education from around the world in study programmes and joint research projects.
The BfN (German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation) is the German government's scientific authority with responsibility for national and international nature conservation. BfN is one of the government's departmental research agencies and reports to the German Environment Ministry.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is responsible for a range of government policies which are reflected in the name of the ministry itself.
The OSA (Ornithologists Association Saxony-Anhalt) acts as a link between regional ornithological groups and associations in Saxony-Anhalt and coordinated avifaunistic censuses and projects. Since 1991 it publishes the magazine "Apus".
The VSO (Association of Saxon Ornithologists) was founded 1922 and promotes regional ornithological studies and activities in Saxony. Since 1990, after 45 years of interruption, it publishes the magazine "Mitteilungen des Vereins Sächsischer Ornithologen".
The LAG-VSW (Working Group of Bird Conservation Observatories) serves the exchange of expertise at the state-funded bird protection agencies in Germany. It develops common guidelines, for example, on the scope of environmental impact assessments in connection with the construction of wind turbines. Arrangements for bird monitoring are also an important subject of elaboration.