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Illegally shot Hobby © David Tipling/BirdLife Malta

Stopping bird killing in the Mediterranean

Fri, 04/11/2016
Reducing the killing of protected species, improving the protection of key sites for migratory birds and ensuring adequate law enforcement.

Almost 1 million birds still being illegally...

Tue, 15/03/2016
Despite no more annual jumps in numbers, a record-breaking amount of birds are still being illicitly trapped to serve as the main ingredient for a local delicacy.

Eight million birds killed illegally at 20...

Fri, 04/03/2016
The huge number is part of the even bigger one of 25 million birds being illicitly trapped, shot or glued annually in the Mediterranean region, according to a BirdLife report.

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015
Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

NatureWatch App Launched! Watch nature, share...

Mon, 11/05/2015

NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International which allows you to plan yo

Cyprus is the big winner of international bird...

Tue, 31/03/2015
The main winners of the 2015 Champions of the Flyway race are the birds of Cyprus, with over $50,000 raised so far for BirdLife Cyprus.

Tackling illegal trapping in Cyprus

Tue, 23/12/2014
"I wouldn't want to be a bird because it is so difficult," said a young girl in a school in Cyprus after learning about the migration of a Blackcap. Read about how on a little island besieged by trappers, BirdLife Cyprus are tackling the chronic illegal bird killing problem head on, with the support of our regional project and Partnership.

Up-to-date inventory of Important Bird Areas of...

Mon, 17/11/2014
BirdLife Cyprus recently released a new and updated version of their book Important Bird Areas of Cyprus, considered to be the most comprehensive, geographically complete and up-to-date catalogue of the most Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) in the country.

The power of many: protecting migratory birds in...

Tue, 03/06/2014
When you think from the perspective of a migratory bird flying over the Mediterranean, facing a multitude of threats, it is clear that a coordinated multi-national response is needed. A recent workshop in Cyprus coordinated just that.

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura

Momentum gaining in the Mediterranean for IPOT...

Mon, 23/07/2012
Partners from the International Project of Ornithological Toursim (IPOT) met for the second time to plan expansion into the Mediterranean

If you visit Cyprus say no to Ambelopoulia

Wed, 04/07/2012
BirdLife Europe encourages those visiting Cyprus during its 6-month EU presidency to enjoy the many traditional culinary delights the Mediterranean island has to offer, but with one important exception: ambelopoulia (trapped birds).

Bird trapping on the rise in Cyprus – an...

Wed, 16/05/2012
The latest monitoring results in Cyprus show that bird trapping with mist nets and limesticks continues to rise, threatening many migrants travelling through the Eastern Mediterranean Island.

UPDATE: over 866,000 birds slaughtered so far...

Thu, 13/10/2011
The number of birds killed on limesticks and in mist nets in Cyprus this autumn is increasing sharply, reaching over 860,000 by October 9th…and it is still growing

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about...

Wed, 06/07/2011
BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.