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 […]
April 3, 2023

Spring poaching on the Ionian islands still rife and out of control

Acoustic sensors record thousands of illegal shootings but Greek authorities claim they hear nothing In spring of 2021, dozens of thousands of turtle doves and other […]
March 14, 2023

Northern Bald Ibis violently killed in the Neretva Delta: a blow to to the return of an extinct species

The death of Gipsy, a female Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) who spent the past three months in Croatia, rightly shocked the public. The species is […]
March 2, 2023

Bird trapping with nets continues to decline, limestick use levels worrying

This article was first published on birdlifecyprus.org The BirdLife Cyprus report on bird trapping levels for autumn 2022 paints a promising picture, with bird trapping with nets […]
February 13, 2023

Serbian man is detained for poaching a strictly protected bird of prey

A 54-year-old man from Šabac, Serbia was arrested and detained under suspicion of capturing and injuring a Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), a bird of prey which […]
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 […]