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 […]
March 8, 2022

Responsible Hunting in Lebanon

The Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory birds in the world. Yet, birds are not only faced with the stress and […]
November 24, 2021

A roadmap to tackle the illegal killing of birds in the Middle East & Northern Africa

On the 24th of October, BirdLife International held a workshop called “A Road Map to tackle Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Birds (IKB) in the […]
October 6, 2021
Witnessing thousands of White Storks migrating overhead is an unforgettable spectacle © Steffen Oppel

Death by a thousand cuts: the challenge of protecting migratory birds

A new study shows that threatened migratory vultures face a variety of threats along their 5000 km journey from Europe to Africa. They risk getting shot, poisoned and electrocuted in 13 countries across 3 continents. […]
December 16, 2020

Anahita the Egyptian Vulture is fighting for her life

On the 10th of September, Anahita, a three-month-old Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), began her journey from the Balkans to travel thousands of kilometers to spend her […]
April 9, 2020

And I set the blackcap free: a bird-saving mission in Lebanon’s olive orchards

Every year, people illegally slaughter millions of migratory birds as they make nature’s most incredible journey. The illegal killing of birds for pleasure is a tragic […]
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 […]