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 21, 2020

#NoMoreCallers: fighting illegal hunting in Malta through citizen engagement

Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean, is an important stopover for migratory birds. Unfortunately, the illegal killing of birds is widespread problem there, too – […]
September 14, 2019

The evolution of the European Honey-buzzard

After traveling almost distance of over 6,000 kilometres, starting from its breeding grounds in Finland, our magnificent Pernis apivorus, better known as the European Honey-buzzard, has […]
September 6, 2019

Tracking the fearless Honey-buzzard to Malta

Despite being a protected species, the European Honey-buzzard is one of the birds that is a victim of illegal killing in Malta. Every year, our partner […]
September 3, 2019

How law enforcement, birdwatchers, and ornithologists collaborate to protect 85 000 European Honey-buzzards in Italy

The European Honey-buzzard is fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets – but it has no defence against illegal shooting for sport. The Messina […]
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 […]