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Update on the Griffon Vulture project

Following the spring census of the Griffon Vulture population which took place on 29 April 2015, in Cyprus it’s worth reviewing the success of the release programme organised through the ‘GYPAS’ project. The effort to release birds in the wild in order to strengthen the extremely reduced...
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Study visit in Israel

BirdLife Cyprus organised a study visit to Israel as part of a pilot project to use Barn Owls and other raptors as pest control agents, while reducing dangerous poisons to the environment. The project is being led by BirdLife Cyprus and is being implemented together with SPNI/BirdLife in Israel, with...
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Wild animal rehabilitation seminar

BirdLife Cyprus, organised a two-day training seminar on wild animal rehabilitation and first aid, in cooperation with the Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre and the Game and Fauna Service, on 10 and 11 June 2015, in Akrotiri in Limassol. Around 90 people attended the two-day seminar, amongst...
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A new tool to raise awareness against illegal trapping

Following record levels of illegal trapping activity in 2014, with an estimated 2,5 million birds killed, BirdLife Cyprus produced an infographic about this illegal activity, with funding from the RSPB (BirdLife partner in the UK). The infographic aims to present in a short and concise manner the problem...
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BirdLife Cyprus volunteers share their experiences...

11:15 on a mountainside north of Paphos. We’ve been up since 05:00, driven for several hours and taken more than a few wrong turns, dug the pick up out after getting stuck and temperatures are now around 25°C. It’s my turn on watch and as I scan across the distant horizon two shapes rise slowly...
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