August 24, 2022
Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus)© Birdlife Europe

Three Egyptian vultures rescued from a zoo in Lebanon

Three endangered Egyptian vultures illegally kept at a zoo in southern Lebanon, were rescued thanks to Lebanese Wildlife and the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU). The birds were rescued from the […]
May 31, 2022
Common Quail / Coturnix coturnix by Rollin Verlinde

Removing calling devices in Albania

Despite a hunting ban in place in Albania, illegal hunting and poaching continue during the hunting season. One of the most common sights is the use […]
May 31, 2022
European Goldfinch / Carduelis carduelis by Rollin Verlinde

Bird poaching in Malta remained rampant in 2021

In 2021, 181 protected birds were illegally shot in Malta, according to BirdLife Malta.   Yet despite this appalling number, it is only a small part of […]
May 31, 2022
Common kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) by Yves Adams

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
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 […]
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 […]