Bird protection and study society of Serbia was established in 1989 to operate in the field of research and protection of birds. It originated from the Vojvodina Ecological Society Commission for the Protection and Study of Birds and it comprised amateur ornithologists mainly from Vojvodina. To reflect its dedicated nation-wide work, it was renamed in 2011, and the name remains to this day. In 2013, the Society became an associate member of the BirdLife International, the largest ornithological network in the world, and was promoted to full membership in 2018.
The main strategic goal of the Society’s work is the protection of birds, through the active protection of particular species and their habitats. Additionally, with the same goal in mind, the Society gathers data on the distribution of birds and the factors that may endanger them; analyses, produces, and advocates for public policies, and cooperates with decision-makers. The Society emphasises public education and strives to raise awareness among the public on the topic of endangered birds and how to protect them and their habitats. The Society’s vision is Conserved Habitats for Birds and People, while its mission is to advocate for the conservation of all bird species and their habitats. The Society’s values include the love of birds and nature first of all, as well as the right to biodiversity, selflessness, dedication, openness, and optimism.