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 […]
August 24, 2022

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 […]
May 11, 2021

Why is Greece allowing the slaughter of European Turtle Doves?

Every year, doles of European Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur) fly over Greece’s Ionian islands during their spring migration. While that may sound like a lovely place […]
June 24, 2020

Athena’s journey: stopping the war against European Turtle-doves

Athena is the name of an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft and warfare. It’s also the name of a special partner of HOS/BirdLife Greece: […]
September 6, 2019

World’s only tool-using vulture risks being lost forever

Hailed for its intelligence and majesty, the Egyptian vulture was admired and worshipped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird […]
August 27, 2019

Trouble in paradise – the Greek islands that threaten the turtle-dove

Golden sand, clear blue waters, lush olive groves, forested mountains – sounds like paradise on Earth. Scattered along the western coastline of Central Greece, the Ionian […]