April 3, 2023

Spring poaching on the Ionian islands still rife and out of control

Acoustic sensors record thousands of illegal shootings but Greek authorities claim they hear nothing In spring of 2021, dozens of thousands of turtle doves and other […]
March 14, 2023

Northern Bald Ibis violently killed in the Neretva Delta: a blow to to the return of an extinct species

The death of Gipsy, a female Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) who spent the past three months in Croatia, rightly shocked the public. The species is […]
March 2, 2023

Bird trapping with nets continues to decline, limestick use levels worrying

This article was first published on birdlifecyprus.org The BirdLife Cyprus report on bird trapping levels for autumn 2022 paints a promising picture, with bird trapping with nets […]
February 13, 2023

Serbian man is detained for poaching a strictly protected bird of prey

A 54-year-old man from Šabac, Serbia was arrested and detained under suspicion of capturing and injuring a Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), a bird of prey which […]
December 20, 2022

Hunters and ornithologists partner up to end raptor persecution

Despite efforts to tackle the illegal killing of birds in Denmark, the illegal poisoning, shooting, and trapping of birds of prey remains a problem in Denmark. […]
May 31, 2022

Illegal wild bird trade In Jordan

More than 300 species of migratory birds pass through Jordan using two main corridors: the Rift Valley and the Eastern desert. However, habitat loss and degradation […]
May 25, 2022

Hunting, harvesting and persecution

by Jess Williams, Conservation Officer, Global Flyways Programme, BirdLife International; Wim Van den Bossche, Senior Flyway Conservation Officer, BirdLife Europe & Central Asia and Vicky Jones, […]
March 22, 2022

Biking against illegal bird killing in Finland

In 2021, Juha Kylänpää broke a Finnish record in Finland. Travelling around the country on his bike he managed to observe 283 bird species in a single […]