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A disastrous Strategic Plan against bird trapping with ‘alternative planning’

BirdLife Cyprus was informed on 14th May from an announcement by the Ministry of Interior that the Ministerial Council approved a "Strategic Plan for tackling illegal trapping of wild birds' on 13th May. BirdLife Cyprus had been calling on the Cyprus Government to approve a strategic plan on this...
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Birds and Habitats Directives Task Force (BHTF) meeting

BirdLife Cyprus attended the Birds and Habitats Directives Task Force (BHTF) meeting, which was held in Moggerhanger Park, UK,between 12 and 13 May 2015. The meeting focused mainly on the next steps regarding the Fitness Check on the nature Directives, on the #Nature Alert campaign and...
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Nature Alert! Sign and help save European nature!

Over 90 environmental NGOs across Europe call on all citizens from across the EU to take part in a joint pan-European online action to save European nature. In only two weeks after the campaign launch, more than 150,000 people have signed to protect nature. Add your voice and help the...
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Spring hunting in Malta – is it finally coming to an end?

The migration of birds across the Mediterranean basin is an arduous journey, not only because the migratory birds are faced with natural threats, including the sea crossing, but also because illegal bird killing of migratory birds is a widespread problem in many Mediterranean countries, including...
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Lesser Flamingo discovery

Martin, Peter and I arrived at Kouklia Dam around 11am on 12th May after spending the morning surveying Calandra larks in the area. We scanned the dam and found lots of water and lots of species present. Within 10 minutes we had logged various herons, ducks, waders, several Marsh Harriers...
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