Every year

0

birds are killed illegally

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Every year

25 000 000

birds are killed illegally

ACT NOW

Shooting, trapping, poisoning.
Millions of migratory birds are slaughtered illegally as they make nature’s most incredible journey. Follow these magnificent birds on their epic flight for survival.

BirdLife International has exposed the illegal mass slaughter of migratory birds across the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caucasus. Every year, an average of 25 000 000 birds are unlawfully shot, trapped or poisoned, from the smallest songbirds to the most powerful birds of prey. Endangered species, already hit hard by habitat loss and climate change, are being pushed closer to extinction – and all in open defiance of the law.

We are following the spectacular migratory journeys of these birds and exposing the different dangers they face at some of the worst illegal killing blackspots along the African-Eurasian flyway.

Birds know no borders; migration routes cross countries and even continents. BirdLife International is the largest nature conservation partnership in the world. Together with our national partners, we’re working to protect migratory birds at a flyway scale – but we need your help.

With your support, we can combat human threats to migratory birds at their wintering, breeding and stopover grounds and take targeted conservation action to end illegal killing at some of the worst blackspots along the African-Eurasian flyway.

May 31, 2022
Common Quail / Coturnix coturnix by Rollin Verlinde

Removing calling devices in Albania

Despite a hunting ban in place in Albania, illegal hunting and poaching continue during the hunting season. One of the most common sights is the use […]
May 31, 2022
European Goldfinch / Carduelis carduelis by Rollin Verlinde

Bird poaching in Malta remained rampant in 2021

In 2021, 181 protected birds were illegally shot in Malta, according to BirdLife Malta.   Yet despite this appalling number, it is only a small part of […]
May 31, 2022
Carduelis carduelis by Yves Adams

Illegal wild bird trade In Jordan

More than 300 species of migratory birds pass through Jordan using two main corridors: the Rift Valley and the Eastern desert. However, habitat loss and degradation […]
May 25, 2022

Hunting, harvesting and persecution

by Jess Williams, Conservation Officer, Global Flyways Programme, BirdLife International; Wim Van den Bossche, Senior Flyway Conservation Officer, BirdLife Europe & Central Asia and Vicky Jones, […]