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European Red List of birds – the size of the conservation challenge assessed.

The Red List, compiled by BirdLife International and published by the European Commission, is a definitive barometer of the state of our birds during the period 2008-2012. It identifies those species threatened with extinction at a regional level and acts as a window on the state of our environment...
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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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