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 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 4, 2019

Magnificent Blackcap: Here’s how YOU can help keep common birds common

It’s take-off time for the #MagnificentBlackcap! This week, this 21-gram songbird is taking off from Europe and migrating to its Mediterranean wintering grounds. So how can […]
September 1, 2019

Francesco the turtle-dove – a symbol of love and war in Malta

The European turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur) has been a symbol of devoted lovers since the Renaissance, inspiring poetry, art and song – including the works of Shakespeare. […]