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Pesticides poisoning birds in the Balkans

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:35

Serbia's population of White-tailed Eagles are under threat. Lack of awareness, lax law enforcement and an increase in the numbers of a small rodent are to blame.

Europe and Central Asia Serbia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

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

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that protect our crops

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 14:50

Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird lives at risk

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 14:15

The European Commission has announced it will continue allowing the use of lead in ammunition, despite the chemical being responsible for thousands of bird deaths.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 10:06

The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

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.

Worldwide

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