April 27, 2022
Egyptian Vulture / Neophron percnopterus by ESCOCIA

National Anti-poisoning Road Map approved in Albania

Legal provisions against the poisoning of wildlife and particularly the use of poison baits have been absent in Albania, until the latest amendments proposed by the […]
April 27, 2022
Eurasian Griffon Vulture / Gyps fulvus by Lars Soerink

18 Griffon Vultures saved from being poisoned in North Macedonia

Original story  A recent poisoning incident in the Republic of North Macedonia put the local Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) population in imminent danger. Luckily, the local […]
March 22, 2022
Shore Lark - Eremophila Alpestris ©Martin Pelanek/Shutterstock

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 […]
March 8, 2022

Responsible Hunting in Lebanon

The Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory birds in the world. Yet, birds are not only faced with the stress and […]
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).