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.

November 24, 2021

A roadmap to tackle the illegal killing of birds in the Middle East & Northern Africa

On the 24th of October, BirdLife International held a workshop called “A Road Map to tackle Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Birds (IKB) in the […]
October 6, 2021
Witnessing thousands of White Storks migrating overhead is an unforgettable spectacle © Steffen Oppel

Death by a thousand cuts: the challenge of protecting migratory birds

A new study shows that threatened migratory vultures face a variety of threats along their 5000 km journey from Europe to Africa. They risk getting shot, poisoned and electrocuted in 13 countries across 3 continents. […]
October 6, 2021
Imperial Eagle Alois ©Lisa Lugerbauer

Saving migratory birds in Austria

In the heart of Europe, BirdLife Austria works on the ground every day to protect our feathered friends. Here are two short stories they shared on the work they do to protect birds that […]
September 30, 2021
western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) by Yves Adams

Bird killer poisons protected birds in Hungary

Story by PannonEagle Over a hundred poisoned baits and more than 50 poisoned animal carcasses have been found near the town of Tura, in Hungary. 96% of the carcasses found were protected birds. This gruesome discovery was made by […]