Every year

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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.

April 27, 2022
Egyptian Vulture / Neophron percnopterus by ESCOCIA

National Anti-poisoning Road Map approved in Albania

Legal provisions against the poisoning of wildlife and particularly the use of poison baits have been absent in Albania, until the latest amendments proposed by the […]
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Eurasian Griffon Vulture / Gyps fulvus by Lars Soerink

18 Griffon Vultures saved from being poisoned in North Macedonia

Original story  A recent poisoning incident in the Republic of North Macedonia put the local Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) population in imminent danger. Luckily, the local […]
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Shore Lark - Eremophila Alpestris ©Martin Pelanek/Shutterstock

Biking against illegal bird killing in Finland

In 2021, Juha Kylänpää broke a Finnish record in Finland. Travelling around the country on his bike he managed to observe 283 bird species in a single […]
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Responsible Hunting in Lebanon

The Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory birds in the world. Yet, birds are not only faced with the stress and […]