Every year

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birds are killed illegally

Every year

25 000 000

birds are killed illegally

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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.

March 6, 2024
Unprecedented mass poisoning of birds strikes Northern Serbia
Members of Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (BPSSS), BirdLife Serbia, have made a disturbing discovery in the agricultural land near the village of Nakovo, in northern Serbia. More than 800 lifeless birds were found scattered across the area. Among the casualties were at least 434 Rooks and 373 Jackdaws, both protected species. The circumstances indicate a mass poisoning incident, which is yet to be confirmed through laboratory analysis conducted by a veterinary institute. If confirmed, this incident would mark one of the largest instances of mass poisoning ever recorded in this part of Europe, according to ornithologists closely monitoring the situation.
January 10, 2024
Protected birds trafficking scandal in Poland
In a tranquil Polish village, a gripping wildlife crime story has unfolded as an Italian citizen was detained by the Gdańsk Police last month. What initially […]
May 15, 2023
The abrupt end to the life of Jykä, the White-tailed Eagle
Heartbreaking news emerges from Puolanka, Finland, as Jykä, the magnificent White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) closely monitored by BirdLife Finland since 2020, has met an untimely end. […]
April 7, 2023
Police claims Gipsy died of a stroke and ignores the trauma to the back of the head of the bald ibis
Gipsy, the female Northern Bald Ibis that violently died in the Neretva delta on March 5th, was most likely hit on the head by an object. According […]