June 9, 2021
Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis© Yves Adams

Fighting bird crime in Montenegro

The illegal killing of birds, even protected species, has become rife in Montenegro. This year, a Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), […]
June 3, 2021
Blackcap ©BirdLife Europe and Central Asia

Portugal bans the sale of bird traps

Article by SPEA The law has been revised, and now forbids not just the use but also the sale of indiscriminate traps such as lime-sticks, snares […]
May 11, 2021
European turtle dove ©HOS Anastasios Sakoulis

Why is Greece allowing the slaughter of European Turtle Doves?

Every year, doles of European Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur) fly over Greece’s Ionian islands during their spring migration. While that may sound like a lovely place […]
May 7, 2021
Sociable Lapwing ©Ferdi Akarsu

Global Big Day: share your eBird sightings and help end the illegal killing of birds

Wherever you are in the world on Saturday 8th May, we hope you will join us for World Migratory Bird Day: to celebrate the miracle of […]
April 30, 2021
Cinereous vulture ©Yves Adams

GPS-tagged Cinereous vulture goes missing in Hungary

story by PannonEagle Last week, BirdLife in Hungary (MME) was contacted by the Bulgarian organisation, Green Balkans  to say one of their GPS tagged Cinereous vultures, […]
April 28, 2021
Common Shelduck by Yves Adams

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 […]
April 20, 2021

“Our Plight to Survive”: New documentary on Nigeria’s Vulture and Wildlife Trade Crisis

By Oladapo Soneye In Nigeria, vulture poisoning is rampant, accounting for 85% of vulture mortality in the country. Our Partner, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has […]
March 27, 2021

Running for birds – The Great Ethiopian Run

In January 2021, the Great Ethiopian Run celebrated its 20th anniversary and held a 10km run in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, to celebrate. 12,500 people […]