About us

Bird Study and Protection Society of Serbia (BSPSS) was established on November 18th 1989 as Bird Protection and Study Society of Vojvodina. . Society was founded as a result of activities of the Commission for Study and Protection of Birds of The Society of Ecologists of Vojvodina, which gathered professional and amateur ornithologists mainly from the territory of Serbian Province of Vojvodina. Initially, the activities of the Bird Study and Protection Society of Serbia involved issuing of journal and annual gatherings of its members. There were no other common activities and after issuing the 4th volume of the magazine in 1992, the journal and the Society came to a crisis. In the next two years the magazine was not published, after which one volume was published in 1995, followed by another one year break.

By new Presidency election in 1997, the Society began to consolidate and the office was moved into the premises of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, Working Unit Novi Sad (today: Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province). Working principles such as: publishing, education research and protection of birds were addressed. The society fully turned to project work, and taking into account the increased interest of the local and international donators for environmental non-governmental organizations in Serbia, developed project activities. At the same time, the number of members of the Society increased.

Decision on change of name of Society, in line with its dedicated work in the whole territory of Serbia and strategic way towards establishing the partnership with BirdLife International, was adopted on eargy General Assembly on 18 December 2010 by majority of voices of members. Statute of the Society was also changed, in line with current rlegislative regulating organizing of civil society. Society was registered in Registry of Association within Serbian Bussines Agency Register under the new name on 12. May 2011.

Today, after twenty years, Bird Study and Protection Society of Serbia is an active and committed organization that carefully maintains a network of active members throughout Serbia who work on bird and habitat conservation and increase of knowledge about birds in Serbia at local, regional and national levels.