News poisoning

European experts on illegal killing of birds draft action plan in Tunis

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 13:45

At the end of May bird conservation experts met in Tunis at the Week on Conservation of Birds to identify ways forward to tackle illegal killing of birds. During the event, BirdLife Europe Partners shared best practices on key issues, such as bird poisoning, law enforcement measures and awareness strategies.

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

European BirdLife Partners take action against European bird crime

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 16:18

Across Europe, birds suffer from a wide range of persecution: illegal poisoning shooting, trapping, and the theft of chicks for the bird trade are common practices. Recently, five European countries were confronted with cases of illegal killing. The common, even if illegal, practice of using poison baits to eradicate carnivores and rodents causes huge damage to wildlife as well as to livestock and crops. In some cases it can explain the decline of specific bird populations in Europe. Moreover, the poisons used are usually unnecessarily strong and often illegal.

Europe and Central Asia

Minimising the risk of poisoning to migratory birds

Tue, 08/11/2011 - 21:01

Poisoning – both deliberate and accidental – is one of the major problems facing migratory birds worldwide.

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