News illegal hunting

New Threats to Zambian Grey Crowned Crane Populations

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 11:34

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.

Worldwide Zambia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

BirdLife Malta acts on illegal hunting

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 08:25

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.

Europe and Central Asia Malta

Join BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp and make a real difference to bird conservation

Sat, 21/07/2012 - 07:54

The Raptor Camp, an international camp organised by BirdLife Malta aimed at monitoring illegal hunting of wild birds, will take place this year between 16h and 30th September- when the peak autumn mig

Europe and Central Asia Malta

LIPU’s 29th International Camp alerts on poaching!

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 15:13

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.

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Bird trapping on the rise in Cyprus – an estimated 2.8 million birds killed in 2011

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 07:36

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.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

MME tests measures to halt illegal hunting of birds

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 15:30

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.

Europe and Central Asia Hungary

Spring Watch 2012 in Malta

Wed, 11/04/2012 - 13:00

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.

Europe and Central Asia Malta

Experts reach agreement on mainstreaming migratory soaring birds conservation into the hunting sector in the Rift Valley/Red Sea region

Mon, 24/10/2011 - 06:52

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.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Migratory soaring birds and the hunting sector meeting

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 12:41

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.

Middle East Lebanon Migratory Birds and Flyways

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 Albania

Hunting threat to Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis

Wed, 25/05/2011 - 15:43

Concerns that hunting pressures are increasing on the Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis have been confirmed.


White Storks hunted down

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 07:54

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

Europe and Central Asia Malta

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from storm greeted with gunfire in Malta

Mon, 21/02/2011 - 07:35

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.

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BirdLife office inundated with shot protected birds and illegal hunting reports

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:56

Over the last three weeks since the end of BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp, the BirdLife office continued to receive shot protected birds and reports of widespread shooting and killing of birds of prey and herons, particularly following unstable weat

Europe and Central Asia Malta

Osprey ringed in Germany found shot in Malta

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 08:39

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.

Europe and Central Asia Germany

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 13:14

Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.

Europe and Central Asia Malta

BirdLife fieldworker assaulted by illegal trapper

Fri, 06/08/2010 - 08:22

A BirdLife Malta fieldworker was physically attacked and injured by an individual illegally trapping waders adjacent to the Salina Bird Sanctuary.

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