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.

December 13, 2021

An overview of the autumn hunting and poaching season in Italy

During the first days of a real harsh autumn hunting season, BirdLife’s Italian Partner Lipu successfully took part in anti-poaching operations and investigations.
December 9, 2021

Almost 14k citizens demand deterrent fines for bird trapping in Cyprus

On 30 November 2021, BirdLife Cyprus handed the President of the House of Representatives, Ms Annita Demetriou, the signatures of more than 13,700 citizens calling for the annulment of the relaxation of the bird protection law.
December 8, 2021

GPS transmitter leads way to shot Imperial Eagle with 16 pellets in body

On the 20th of September, a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) tracked and found a helpless Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) thanks to its GPS/GSM transmitter. Shortly after, the eagle was transferred to the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Center. There, the veterinarians examined the bird and undoubtedly confirmed the diagnosis. With a broken wing and 16 pellets in its body, the Imperial Eagle was a victim of poaching.
December 8, 2021

Notorious Bulgarian poacher finally caught: has killed dozens of endangered birds

“We are horrified by this barbaric, mass killing of endangered species. These actions can lead to the complete extinction of a species in our country," says Stoycho Stoychev, the Conservation Director at the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB).