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Eight million birds killed illegally at 20 Mediterranean locations each year

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 11:35

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.

Worldwide Cyprus Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean migrating birds

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:54

The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

Europe and Central Asia Croatia Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

Shifting into higher gear against illegal bird killing

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 14:39

How BirdLife is using a 'race' (among other things) to stop the illicit slaughter of millions of birds in the Mediterranean.

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

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and conservation

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:15

BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

'Birding and conservation go together... You can't do one and not care about the other'

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 06:00

American author and avid birder Jonathan Franzen speaks out on the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean and calls on birders to join the fight against it.

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

Extent of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean revealed in BirdLife report

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 17:00

We've uncovered the shocking numbers of birds illegally shot, trapped or glued in these European and African countries.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds

Freshwater biodiversity workshops pave the way for further research in the Mediterranean Basin

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 10:25

BirdLife’s Mediterranean Basin Regional Implementation Team (RIT) has an update from their very first grantee within the hotspot.

Middle East

Critical Ecosystems in need of Letters: BirdLife International and CEPF invite new Letters of Inquiry for Mediterranean Hotspot conservation

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 16:16

BirdLife International invite Letters of Inquiry from NGOs, Community Groups and other Civil Society organisations for large grants to conserve biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot.

Middle East

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.

Europe and Central Asia