Every year

0

birds are killed illegally

ACT NOW

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 seven 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 11, 2021
European turtle dove ©HOS Anastasios Sakoulis

Why is Greece allowing the slaughter of European Turtle Doves?

Every year, doles of European Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur) fly over Greece’s Ionian islands during their spring migration. While that may sound like a lovely place […]
May 7, 2021
Sociable Lapwing ©Ferdi Akarsu

Global Big Day: share your eBird sightings and help end the illegal killing of birds

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April 30, 2021
Cinereous vulture ©Yves Adams

GPS-tagged Cinereous vulture goes missing in Hungary

story by PannonEagle Last week, BirdLife in Hungary (MME) was contacted by the Bulgarian organisation, Green Balkans  to say one of their GPS tagged Cinereous vultures, […]
April 28, 2021
Common Shelduck by Yves Adams

Endangered birds killed in Caserta: Two poachers caught and expelled from province

Two Italian poachers have the blood of seventy birds, including eight of the endangered Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) on their hands.   Their downfall was their vanity, as the poachers […]