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What is killing the vultures in Cyprus?

You might remember that back in February, we announced that six vultures were found dead in the area of Paramali / Sterakovou in Limassol all within a 3km radius. One more, the seventh, had been found dead in November 2015 in the same general area. We had hypothesized that there could be three...
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Full-time volunteers to the fore

Our team of skilled local volunteer recorders is once again forming the backbone of our bird monitoring effort for 2016. Added to this on-island team, visiting full-time volunteers are once again making an invaluable input to our 2016 programmes for common breeding birds, nocturnal species, rollers...
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Did you submit your drawing for our ‘153 birds’ drawing competition?

Only 17 days left to submit your drawing and enter our ‘153 birds’ drawing competition! The competition is open to everyone and we look forward to receiving drawings from young and old from all over Cyprus and abroad! The lucky winners will also be awarded prizes, in two categories: children and...
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Ombudswoman's report on ‘alternative plan’ does justice to environmental organisations

BirdLife Cyprus welcomes the recent report by the Commissioner of Administration and Human Rights (Ombudswoman) regarding the ‘alternative plan’ for selective hunting of blackcaps, which was published on 11 April 2016 (the report is available, only in Greek, at the Ombudswoman’s website here)...
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Consultation on new EIA legislation

The consultation on the new proposed EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) legislation is soon coming to an end. The new EIA law is the result of the need to transpose into national legislation the Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014, which amends...
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