News Trapping

Autumn is both rice harvesting season and migration season for Yellow-breasted Bunting © oLDcaR

Bringing the ‘rice bird’ back to Hong Kong

Wed, 18/12/2019
The Yellow-breasted Bunting used to flock in its thousands across Asia’s paddy fields. Now, due to hunting and changes in farming practices, it is Critically Endangered. A new project is bringing rice paddies back to Hong Kong, along with the birds that depend on them.
Straw-headed Bulbul pair © Pixabay

A new action plan to keep the Straw-headed Bulbul...

Mon, 16/12/2019
Captured from the wild for its beautiful voice, the Straw-headed Bulbul is now Critically Endangered. But at its final stronghold in Singapore, a new collaboration between NGOs, governments and businesses could help it to stage a comeback.

Almost 1 million birds still being illegally...

Tue, 15/03/2016
Despite no more annual jumps in numbers, a record-breaking amount of birds are still being illicitly trapped to serve as the main ingredient for a local delicacy.

'Slipgate': The Naked Truth

Tue, 10/11/2015
LPO/BirdLife France volunteers and journalists were physically assaulted by a man with a shovel after they attempted to remove illegal poaching traps in a village in south-east France.

89,225 birds slaughtered…so far! - Sign the...

Wed, 14/09/2011
BirdLife Cyprus has published online an estimate of the death toll from the illegal bird trapping taking place in Cyprus during the autumn migration.

"The missing" visitors in Cyprus are...

Fri, 29/07/2011
BirdLife Cyprus has created this short film on the trapping situation in Cyprus

Crisis in Cyprus: Illegal bird trapping reaches...

Thu, 27/01/2011
BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 August and 8 November 2010, showing a dramatic rise in such activity.