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Vultures poisoned near Masai Mara © E. Reson

Poisoned to extinction: a bold new approach to...

Wed, 16/11/2016
First-ever anti-poisoning training to be held in Kenya which will help stop the mass-deaths of vultures and other wildlife

African vulture pilot study aims to reduce...

Fri, 11/03/2016
'Saving Africa’s Vultures', a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, and aims to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: poisoning.

BirdLife Partners join forces to prevent illegal...

Tue, 16/02/2016
The European Network against Environmental Crimes, launched by SEO and RSPB, has published an action plan that the European Commission will use to stop illicit killing of birds.

Pesticides poisoning birds in the Balkans

Thu, 11/02/2016
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.

How eagles went from worshipped ‘kings of the...

Wed, 10/02/2016
Ancient mythology, religion and folklore equated eagles with royalty and the Gods. You would not know it from the state of the birds today.

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that...

Tue, 09/02/2016
Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.

Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird...

Thu, 04/02/2016
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.

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still...

Tue, 04/08/2015
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?

European experts on illegal killing of birds...

Thu, 06/06/2013
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.

European BirdLife Partners take action against...

Thu, 14/06/2012
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.

Minimising the risk of poisoning to migratory...

Tue, 08/11/2011
Poisoning – both deliberate and accidental – is one of the major problems facing migratory birds worldwide.

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about...

Wed, 06/07/2011
BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.