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Illegal bird trapping levels remain tragically high
Environmental organisations support acacia removal for the protection of Cyprus’ nature and avifauna
Nature protection asks for a vote of confidence from the new Parliament

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16 March 2017
With 2.3 million birds estimated to have been killed in Cyprus in autumn 2016, BirdLife Cyprus highlights the urgent need for action by both the Cyprus Government and the SBA Administration.
21 July 2016
BirdLife Cyprus, the Cyprus Conservation Foundation Terra Cypria, Friends of the Earth Cyprus, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) and the Foundation Pro Biodiversity (SPA) support and welcome the acacia (Acacia saligna) removal at Cape Pyla, implemented by the British Bases. 
23 May 2016
BirdLife Cyprus congratulates the 56 new Members of Parliament, and expresses its contentment with the composition of the new Parliament as 21 out of 56 MPs are among those who signed BirdLife Cyprus’ manifesto and pledged to protect Cyprus nature, during the #WeNatureCy campaign. 
19 May 2016
With parliamentary elections just around the corner, BirdLife Cyprus announces today the results of its online campaign #WeNatureCy for the protection of Cyprus’ nature.

The campaign called on the candidates to pledge for the protection of nature, by adopting BirdLife Cyprus’ manifesto, and also gave citizens the opportunity to unite their voices for its protection on social media. 
15 March 2016
BirdLife Cyprus completed its report with the latest findings of the on-going and systematic surveillance programme on illegal bird trapping for the autumn 2015 season. Based on the analysis of the survey data, 19km of net rides were active during the autumn season of 2015 within the survey area covering Larnaca – Famagusta and Ayios Theodoros – Maroni areas and more than 5,300 limesticks were confiscated by enforcement agencies. Based on the data gathered, BirdLife Cyprus estimates that over 2 million birds could have been killed across the whole of Cyprus in autumn 2015 from this illegal activity. Mist netting activity for autumn 2015 has decreased by 13% compared to 2002, a positive outcome comparing to the record breaking levels recorded in autumn 2014. 
03 February 2016
The European Parliament stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg yesterday. 
13 January 2016
BirdLife Cyprus condemns the decision taken by the Ministerial Council on 11th January 2016, on the Akamas issue, which according to press reports includes: 

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