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Eight million birds killed illegally at 20...

Fri, 04/03/2016
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.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

How BirdLife uncovered the Mediterranean bird...

Tue, 15/12/2015
We finally know the extent of the illegal killing of millions that has gone on for decades.

'Birding and conservation go together... You...

Wed, 09/09/2015
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.

Bird migration through Italy: The good, the bad...

Wed, 02/09/2015
Italy is geographically very important for birds migrating between Eurasia and Africa. LIPU, BirdLife's partner in Italy, takes stock of the migratory species' conservation status.

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015
Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

Everyone’s agreed: a new grip on handling hunting...

Tue, 10/02/2015
Awareness of hunting's negative effects needs to be improved, collectively, as hunting is a shared responsibility. Now there has been national agreement and endorsement for Responsible Hunting Areas through LEF’s CEPF-funded project.

Growing network is helping Montenegrin migrants

Tue, 27/01/2015
The BirdLife Partnership is building a growing network of people and organisations who are working together to look after migrant birds in the Mediterranean.

Tackling illegal trapping in Cyprus

Tue, 23/12/2014
"I wouldn't want to be a bird because it is so difficult," said a young girl in a school in Cyprus after learning about the migration of a Blackcap. Read about how on a little island besieged by trappers, BirdLife Cyprus are tackling the chronic illegal bird killing problem head on, with the support of our regional project and Partnership.

The power of many: protecting migratory birds in...

Tue, 03/06/2014
When you think from the perspective of a migratory bird flying over the Mediterranean, facing a multitude of threats, it is clear that a coordinated multi-national response is needed. A recent workshop in Cyprus coordinated just that.

Stronger BirdLife Partnership takes action for...

Mon, 07/10/2013
A project to develop flyway conservation capacity in the Mediterranean is already delivering results, including a hunting ban at an important stopover site in the Balkans, and progress in two Mediterranean hunting and trapping blackspots.