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BirdLife Cyprus seeks experienced bird surveyors for volunteer work in Cyprus, March - June 2017

BirdLife Cyprus is looking for highly competent, experienced and hard-working fieldworkers to visit the island as full-time volunteer bird surveyors, to help with the monitoring of breeding bird species and Atlas survey work. Only one or two volunteers will be accepted for 2017, so early application is advised.
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World Wetlands Day 2017

With Cyprus playing host to over 15,500 waterbirds taking refuge from the ‘frozen north’, BirdLife Cyprus and others are marking World Wetlands Day with an event at the Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre on 2 February. World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated every year to raise global...
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List of bird species affected by illegal trapping in Cyprus reaches 154

It was with great sadness that we read in the Press Release of CABS (Committee Against Bird Slaughter) and SPA (Foundation Pro Biodiversity) dated 19 January 2017 that the list of bird species affected by illegal bird trapping continues to grow. The number of bird species affected by this illegal activity...
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Setting the ball rolling for Rollers in Europe and beyond

The European Roller is an iconic species of European farmland. This summer visitor suffered large declines in the past in its breeding grounds in southern and eastern Europe and has already gone extinct in several central European countries. The main causes of decline are habitat degradation, due to...
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Development plans in Akamas get green light by Department of Environment

The first days of 2017 saw two more positive opinions given for projects that are planned to materialize inside or near the SPA (Special Protection Area) and SCI (Site of Community Interest) of Akamas peninsula by the Department of Environment. These two positive opinions are related to the expansion...
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