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Almost 1 million birds still being illegally killed on British territory in Cyprus

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 08:46

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.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus Migratory Birds

How eagles went from worshipped ‘kings of the skies’ to victims of rat poison

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 16:21

Ancient mythology, religion and folklore equated eagles with royalty and the Gods. You would not know it from the state of the birds today.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

'Slipgate': The Naked Truth

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 12:27

LPO/BirdLife France volunteers and journalists were physically assaulted by a man with a shovel after they attempted to remove illegal poaching traps in a village in south-east France.

Europe and Central Asia France

Italy, Spain and Greece join forces to change culture that supports illegal killings

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 17:09

In most countries the Illegal killing of protected wild birds would seem rather uncivilized and the methods used barbaric, so you might be surprised that it is still quite common in some regions of Italy, Greece and Spain.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

First ever pan-Mediterranean study reveals scale of wild birds massacre

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 18:43

By Willem van den Bossche, European Nature Conservation Officer at BirdLife Europe.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia