October 30, 2020
Stork slaughter in Lebanon photo by SPNL Society for the Protection of Nature Lebanon

How the illegal killing of birds is infecting social media

by Lilla Barabas, Ph.D. Project Coordinator for LIFE against bird crime at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia For as much pleasure as Facebook can bring in […]
September 21, 2020

What’s the EU ever done for birds? A lot, actually.

By Jessica Williams, Flyways Conservation Officer at BirdLife International@NatureEU As a nature protection NGO, we often get asked why the EU does not do more to […]
September 14, 2020

Flight for survival: protecting migratory birds from illegal killing

By Jessica Williams, Flyways Conservation Officer at BirdLife International @NatureEU When you think of poaching, what do you think of? Elephants shot for their tusks, pangolins […]
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 […]
March 2, 2020

Creating a safe haven for birds in Famagusta

An Italian experience. A German conservationist. And a Cypriot dream. A few kilometres to the east of Akhna Dam, in the heart of Cyprus’s Famagusta district, […]
October 2, 2019

7,000 illegally killed Blackcaps: looking back on Jordan’s largest poaching violation

In 2016, our BirdLife Partner the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) announced the seizure of 7,000 dead birds in the largest poaching violation […]
September 30, 2019

Blackcaps in Syria: protecting birds in one of the worst illegal poaching zones

In 2016, BirdLife released the first-ever comprehensive report on illegal bird killing in the Mediterranean. BirdLife Partners across the region had recorded years of observations, contributing […]
September 27, 2019

Netted, glued and eaten whole – can we keep this songbird free?

For many people, it’s an iconic sound of the countryside: a rich, complex musical whistle which culminates in a loud, high-pitched crescendo. It is so strident […]