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 […]
December 13, 2021

An overview of the autumn hunting and poaching season in Italy

During the first days of a real harsh autumn hunting season, BirdLife’s Italian Partner Lipu successfully took part in anti-poaching operations and investigations.
April 28, 2021

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, […]