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 […]
August 24, 2022
Eurasian Black Vulture / Aegypius monachus, Yves Adams

Wildlife Crime Academy: using forensic science to solve wildlife crimes across nine countries

Original article: https://balkandetoxlife.eu/2021/07/06/first-wildlife-crime-academy/ Let’s be honest: death plays a significant part in wildlife conservation. Conservationists can spend years protecting wild species and their habitats, and suddenly […]
August 24, 2022
Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus)© Birdlife Europe

Three Egyptian vultures rescued from a zoo in Lebanon

Three endangered Egyptian vultures illegally kept at a zoo in southern Lebanon, were rescued thanks to Lebanese Wildlife and the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU). The birds were rescued from the […]
May 31, 2022
Common Quail / Coturnix coturnix by Rollin Verlinde

Removing calling devices in Albania

Despite a hunting ban in place in Albania, illegal hunting and poaching continue during the hunting season. One of the most common sights is the use […]
May 31, 2022
European Goldfinch / Carduelis carduelis by Rollin Verlinde

Bird poaching in Malta remained rampant in 2021

In 2021, 181 protected birds were illegally shot in Malta, according to BirdLife Malta.   Yet despite this appalling number, it is only a small part of […]
May 31, 2022
Common kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) by Yves Adams

Illegal wild bird trade In Jordan

More than 300 species of migratory birds pass through Jordan using two main corridors: the Rift Valley and the Eastern desert. However, habitat loss and degradation […]