April 28, 2021
Common Shelduck by Yves Adams

Endangered birds killed in Caserta: Two poachers caught and expelled from province

Two Italian poachers have the blood of seventy birds, including eight of the endangered Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) on their hands.   Their downfall was their vanity, as the poachers […]
February 5, 2021

Anti-poaching operation in Italy: almost 1,000 dead ducks and 6,000+ cartridges found

22 people reported, 1 arrested: almost 1000 dead ducks found and 6,000+ cartridges, 21 rifles and 9 banned decoys seized in big anti-poaching operation in Italy. […]
March 14, 2020

Hike against bird crime: how volunteers are saving Song Thrushes in Sardinia

Imagine: it’s the middle of winter. Bird migration is at its peak. You’re hiking deep in the Mediterranean maquis, on the lookout for illegal traps, snares […]
September 27, 2019

Update – Egyptian vultures Sara & Tobia reach African skies!

Have you ever had to wait for a delayed flight? What’s the longest time you’ve waited? During her epic migration journey, the Egyptian vulture Sara had […]
September 23, 2019

Sara and Tobia: two captive-bred Egyptian vultures enduring the challenges of the Mediterranean flyway

Two captive-bred Egyptian vultures, Sara and Tobia, were released in Italy in 2015 and have not been back since. Until now! Both birds travelled to Africa […]
September 9, 2019

Don’t peep – Italy’s fight against electronic calling devices

The distinctive peep of the elusive Common quail is a common feature of the otherwise quiet nights around the Gargano National Park in Italy. In fact, […]
August 31, 2019

A stark reminder of why we fight against illegal White stork killing

When things are going well, we often forget why it’s so important to keep on fighting. But this year, two tragic stork deaths in Italy reminded […]
August 23, 2019

Three month honey buzzards fly 5,000 kilometers all by themselves

Being an early migrant, it is no surprise that the magnificent European honey-buzzard is the third of our magnificent seven to start its journey southward. Known […]