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A pioneering conservation project in the British Bases is completed
Akrotiri Marsh gets its breathing space back and ready to welcome visitors
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12 December 2016
BirdLife Cyprus is organizing an interactive educational workshop for children ages 5-12, as part of its ‘153 birds’ campaign. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 17 December 2016, 10:00 – 11:30, at Myloi Cultural Centre in Kaimakli, Nicosia.
09 December 2016
European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now is the time for better implementation, say NGOs.
08 December 2016
The Darwin project for the restoration of Akrotiri Marsh has managed to break the wall of reeds at Akrotiri Marsh to create suitable habitat for wildlife. The on site management works for the creation of suitable habitat for target bird species has been perhaps one of the most important activities of the project and these have been successfully completed in early November. The works included ditch dredging, installation of water control structures and creation of open water areas. Seven pools have been created, mainly to attract breeding Ferruginous ducks, as Akrotiri Marsh is one of the few breeding sites for this important species in Cyprus. One scrape has also been created to attract mainly breeding Black-winged Stilts and Spur-winged Lapwings, both Annex I species. The habitat creation is also expected to benefit the nesting of Little Bittern, also an Annex I species and an occasional breeder to Cyprus while Akrotiri Marsh is one of the few recorded breeding sites for this heron species.
07 December 2016
The laws that protect Nature in Europe – the Nature Directives – are still under threat. Over the last two years, the European Commission has been scrutinizing these laws and it is about to decide their fate.
07 December 2016
BirdLife Cyprus is organizing an interactive educational workshop for children ages 5-12, as part of its ‘153 birds’ campaign. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 17 December 2016, 10:00 – 11:30, at Myloi Cultural Centre in Kaimakli, Nicosia.
06 December 2016
To enhance grazing for conservation purposes at Akrotiri Marsh, the Darwin project has erected an electric fence at the site. The electric fence brings us one step closer to having untethered grazing at Akrotiri Marsh. This change in grazing method will help graziers to manage their cattle and will make their life much easier as they will not have to carry water to tethered animals. It will also help keep the herds of different graziers from mixing and at the same time untethered grazing animals will be doing a much better job at controlling the reed expansion and pushing the reeds further back and therefore creating suitable habitat for wildlife.
01 December 2016
The opening of the ‘153 birds’ drawing and photography exhibition took place with great success on Friday, 18 November 2016 at Myloi Cultural Centre in Kaimakli, Nicosia where around 70 people came to enjoy many of the submissions received as part of the ‘153 birds’ drawing competition and winners received their prizes. Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Constantinos Yorkadjis and the Commissioner for the Environment, Ms Ioanna Panayiotou gave opening speeches, awarded the winners and inaugurated the exhibition.
01 December 2016
Temperatures have finally dropped and Christmas is just around the corner! If you are looking to buy meaningful and educational gifts to give to your loved ones this Christmas you can find us at the German Christmas Fayre at the Goethe-Institut Zypern (next to Ledra Palace), on Sunday 4 December 2016 from 15:00 until 20:00 and at ‘Giorti sto Parking’ at Politis Newspaper on Saturday 10 December 2016 from 12:00 until 21:00.
28 November 2016
BirdLife Cyprus, in conjunction with the SBA Environmental Department recently organised two events to clear some of the reeds at Zakaki Marsh, at Akrotiri, Limassol. Zakaki Marsh is part of the Akrotiri wetland complex, the largest natural wetland complex of the island. It is one of the few breeding sites island wide for the Ferruginous duck - a species of global conservation concern. 
23 November 2016
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Hellicar, our longest-serving employee, as the new BirdLife Cyprus Director, following the departure through mutual agreement of Dr. Clairie Papazoglou from her role as Director, on 1 November 2016. We would like to thank Clairie for all her efforts in bringing BirdLife Cyprus to where it is today and wish her all the best for the future.

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