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 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.

December 20, 2022

Hunters and ornithologists partner up to end raptor persecution

Despite efforts to tackle the illegal killing of birds in Denmark, the illegal poisoning, shooting, and trapping of birds of prey remains a problem in Denmark. […]
October 14, 2022

GPS-tracked Finnish Honey-buzzard killed in Malta after three-week journey through 10 European countries

A European Honey-buzzard which hatched in Finland earlier this summer and was being GPS-tracked as part of a post-doctoral research project into the migratory behaviour of […]
August 24, 2022
Egyptian Vulture Isabel photographed in the wild © LIFE Egyptian Vulture

Juvenile Egyptian Vulture migrating to Africa likely shot above Malta

Original post: https://4vultures.org/blog/juvenile-egyptian-vulture-migrating-to-africa-disappears-above-malta-likely-shot/  In September 2021, a juvenile Egyptian Vulture -(Neophron percnopterus) named Isabel disappeared while flying above Malta. Isabel played an important part in conservation […]
August 24, 2022
Scopoli's shearwater - Calonectris borealis -©fabriziomunicchi

LIFE Nature Guardians against environmental crime

The LIFE Nature Guardians is a project, coordinated by Spanish BirdLife Partner  SEO/BirdLife to improve the fight environmental crime.   Within the framework of the project, courses […]