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2012: January February

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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European Commission refers France to the Court of Justice

On 8 December 2016 the European Commission announced through a press release that it is taking France to the EU Court of Justice for failing to address continued violations of the legislation on the conservation of wild birds. The Birds Directive (2209/147/ΕC) prohibits...
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Running for birds and nature

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” These famous words by Dr Martin Luther King motivate us to keep fighting, no matter the difficulties that may stand in our way. For the team at BirdLife Cyprus this...
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Don't forget to send in your sightings for 2016

Have you been out bird watching in 2016? Then please don’t forget to send all your 2016 sightings in to the Recorder if you haven’t already done so. They can be sent either via the Global portal of the BTO BirdTrack database http://app.bto.org/birdtrack2/main/data-home.jsp or on the excel form...
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Join us on 4 February to clean Akrotiri Marsh

The Akrotiri Community Council in cooperation with BirdLife Cyprus and Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre is organising a Volunteer Clean-up day at Akrotiri Marsh. The aim is to remove as much dumped waste from the site as possible and to raise awareness on the value of this important wetland. The clean-up is taking place on Saturday...
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Final MAVA project workshop took place in Croatia

BirdLife Cyprus participated in a four-day workshop that took place in Zagreb (Croatia) from 28 November to 1 December 2016 as part of the project ‘Capacity Building for Flyway Conservation in the Mediterranean’ funded by the MAVA Foundation...
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University of Cyprus study examines behaviours related to illegal bird trapping

A one year experimental study examining emotions and environmental action has successfully been completed by the Nestor Research Group of the University of Cyprus. This study was undertaken on behalf of Birdlife Cyprus, which funded this work through a grant from the A.G. Leventis Foundation...
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Annual winter Griffon Vulture count success

On Friday 9 December 2016, BirdLife Cyprus volunteers and staff, together with the Game and Fauna Service and the SBA Environmental Department, carried out the annual winter census of the Griffon Vulture for 2016/17. The team of observers covered seven look-out points spread across the vulture...
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Great news for nature: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

In a great victory for nature, the European Commission officially confirmed on 7 December 2016 that the EU nature laws – the Birds and Habitats Directives – will be saved and not rewritten and weakened. This announcement ends two years of uncertainty over the future of the Directives...
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Support BirdLife Cyprus for as little as €2.5 per month

BirdLife Cyprus members are vital to the work that we do. Our continuous conservation efforts would not have been possible without the support of our members. Membership not only provides an invaluable part of our funding but it also enhances our influence and makes our voice heard at local...
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