News Cyprus

European BirdLife Partners take action against European bird crime

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 16:18

Across Europe, birds suffer from a wide range of persecution: illegal poisoning shooting, trapping, and the theft of chicks for the bird trade are common practices. Recently, five European countries were confronted with cases of illegal killing. The common, even if illegal, practice of using poison baits to eradicate carnivores and rodents causes huge damage to wildlife as well as to livestock and crops. In some cases it can explain the decline of specific bird populations in Europe. Moreover, the poisons used are usually unnecessarily strong and often illegal.

Europe and Central Asia

Ornithological tourism project kicks off with meeting in Barcelona

Sat, 28/01/2012 - 11:34

A two-year project promoting responsible and sustainable birdwatching tourism among birds and their habitats has begun.

Europe and Central Asia

UPDATE: over 866,000 birds slaughtered so far this autumn in Cyprus! - Sign the petition to stop this now!

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:42

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

Europe and Central Asia

89,225 birds slaughtered…so far! - Sign the petition to stop it now!

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 08:47

BirdLife Cyprus has published online an estimate of the death toll from the illegal bird trapping taking place in Cyprus during the autumn migration.

Europe and Central Asia

"The missing" visitors in Cyprus are not tourists but birds !

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 13:21

BirdLife Cyprus has created this short film on the trapping situation in Cyprus

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BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 09:32

BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.

Europe and Central Asia

Crisis in Cyprus: Illegal bird trapping reaches disastrous levels

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 07:57

BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 August and 8 November 2010, showing a dramatic rise in such activity.

Europe and Central Asia