December 13, 2021

An overview of the autumn hunting and poaching season in Italy

During the first days of a real harsh autumn hunting season, BirdLife’s Italian Partner Lipu successfully took part in anti-poaching operations and investigations.
December 9, 2021

Almost 14k citizens demand deterrent fines for bird trapping in Cyprus

On 30 November 2021, BirdLife Cyprus handed the President of the House of Representatives, Ms Annita Demetriou, the signatures of more than 13,700 citizens calling for the annulment of the relaxation of the bird protection law.
December 8, 2021

GPS transmitter leads way to shot Imperial Eagle with 16 pellets in body

On the 20th of September, a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) tracked and found a helpless Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) thanks to its GPS/GSM transmitter. Shortly after, the eagle was transferred to the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Center. There, the veterinarians examined the bird and undoubtedly confirmed the diagnosis. With a broken wing and 16 pellets in its body, the Imperial Eagle was a victim of poaching.
December 8, 2021

Notorious Bulgarian poacher finally caught: has killed dozens of endangered birds

“We are horrified by this barbaric, mass killing of endangered species. These actions can lead to the complete extinction of a species in our country," says Stoycho Stoychev, the Conservation Director at the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB).
December 8, 2021

Cinereous Vulture found poisoned in Bulgaria

Once again, poison illegally placed in the wild has caused the death of an endangered bird species in Bulgaria.
December 8, 2021

Meet the Vulture Volunteers of Kenya

Amidst mounting threats to vultures in Kenya, these community volunteers are helping to conserve the 'Earth's clean-up crew' 
December 8, 2021

Tackling wildlife poisoning in Zambia

Wildlife poisoning through intentional or unintentional misuse of agrochemicals continues to threaten wildlife species in Zambia and Southern Africa at large. Intentional poisoning often targets those species that provide high-value by-products, but the unintentional consequences affect many other species, including vultures scavenging on poisoned carcasses.
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 […]