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New Threats to Zambian Grey Crowned Crane...

Wed, 18/11/2015
The beauty of the Crowned Cranes makes them sought after by private collectors, captive breeding facilities and zoos all over the world. The Grey Crowned Crane’s population has significantly reduced due to their capture and trade to satisfy this demand.

The Birds Directive has made Europe safer for...

Sun, 15/03/2015

By Ariel Brunner, Head of EU Policy at BirdLife Europe.

BirdLife Malta acts on illegal hunting

Wed, 17/04/2013
Following electoral pledges designed to woo hunters’ votes the new Maltese government has further relaxed the hunting legislation in a country sadly famed for its rampant illegal killing of birds. This worsens the situation created by the issuing of yet another derogation that allows a spring hunting season, even longer this year, in violation with the EU Birds Directive.

Join BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp and make a real...

Sat, 21/07/2012

The Raptor Camp, an international camp organised by BirdLife M

LIPU’s 29th International Camp alerts on poaching!

Fri, 15/06/2012
LIPU’s (BirdLife in Italy) annual International ‘anti-poaching’ camp took place from April 28 to May 13. The participants’ main mission was to observe migratory birds and report on illegal hunting. The spring migration of raptors in Calabria (Italian region) this year has been characterised by a significant resumption of poaching in the south of the region.

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.

MME tests measures to halt illegal hunting of...

Fri, 13/04/2012
MME/BirdLife in Hungary, in cooperation with 8 other conservation organisations just launched a 5 years LIFE+ project that will aim to find effective and alternative solutions to crimes toward birds in Hungary, with a special focus on the conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle.

Spring Watch 2012 in Malta

Wed, 11/04/2012
Spring Watch 2012, an international camp organised by BirdLife Malta every spring aimed at monitoring illegal hunting of wild birds, will take place this year between 15th and 30th April. The event coincides, as always, with the peak spring migration and consequently the highest illegal hunting and trapping activity.

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming...

Mon, 24/10/2011
A Regional Declaration on hunting, guidelines for mainstreaming MSBs considerations into the hunting sector and a five year Regional Action Plan were agreed at the meeting.

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector...

Sat, 15/10/2011
Experts from around the Middle East, Europe and Africa will gather in Beirut to work on plans to conserve the Rift Valley/Red Sea migratory soaring birds flyway.

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.

Hunting threat to Critically Endangered Dwarf...

Wed, 25/05/2011
Concerns that hunting pressures are increasing on the Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis have been confirmed.

White Storks hunted down

Fri, 20/05/2011
A flock of 200 White Storks in Malta were shot at from several different locations, in spite of BirdLife Malta's efforts.

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from...

Mon, 21/02/2011
Starting last Friday, and continuing into the weekend, illegal hunters have been targeting rare protected Eurasian Spoonbill as a record three flocks totaling around 70 Spoonbills sought shelter in the southeast of Malta from gale force winds.

BirdLife office inundated with shot protected...

Mon, 18/10/2010

Over the last three weeks since the end of BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp, the BirdLife o

Osprey ringed in Germany found shot in Malta

Wed, 06/10/2010
An Osprey ringed in Germany by NABU (BirdLife Partner) as part of a conservation project was recovered by the ALE and BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) yesterday afternoon, shortly after being illegally shot in the Salina Bird Sanctuary.

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010
Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.

BirdLife fieldworker assaulted by illegal trapper

Fri, 06/08/2010
A BirdLife Malta fieldworker was physically attacked and injured by an individual illegally trapping waders adjacent to the Salina Bird Sanctuary.