July 2016

Online voting now open for ‘153 birds’ drawing competition ‘People’s Choice’ award!

Through the ‘153 birds’ drawing competition BirdLife Cyprus received over 300 drawings as well as a lot of enthusiasm, interest and curiosity for the magical world of birds. This great response has exceeded our expectations and we would like to thank everyone who submitted a drawing and supported the campaign! A committee comprised of members […]

Online voting now open for ‘153 birds’ drawing competition ‘People’s Choice’ award! Read More »

Online voting now open for ‘153 birds’ drawing competition ‘People’s Choice’ award!

Through the ‘153 birds’ drawing competition BirdLife Cyprus received over 300 drawings as well as a lot of enthusiasm, interest and curiosity for the magical world of birds. This great response has exceeded our expectations and we would like to thank everyone who submitted a drawing and supported the campaign! A committee comprised of members

Online voting now open for ‘153 birds’ drawing competition ‘People’s Choice’ award! Read More »

BirdLife Cyprus successfully organized a wildlife crime workshop

BirdLife Cyprus successfully organized a workshop titled ‘Workshop on best practices for tackling wildlife crime: bird trapping, poisoning and illegal trade’ on July 18, 2016 in Nicosia, with the support of the MAVA Foundation. Various government departments (Environment Department, Veterinary Services, Customs, Game and Fauna Service, Cyprus Police Anti-poaching Unit), environmental organizations (Terra Cypria, Friends of the

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Update on catastrophic hunting law amendment

Following the first discussion held at the Environment Committee of the Cyprus Parliament on 29 June 2016 regarding a law amendment prepared by the Game and Fauna Service with title ‘The Protection and Management of Wild Birds and Game Species (Amendment) Law of 2016′, a law amendment regarding the Law 152(I)/2003 (read relevant June 2016 article here), a

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BirdLife Cyprus on the controversial Melios Zoo Park issue

BirdLife Cyprus has been following closely the issue regarding the recent developments at Melios Zoo Park, for what concerns the center’s operating conditions, the species it hosts and their living conditions. The fact that many of the species found at Melios Zoo Park are protected by international treaties and under strict laws, raises the importance of

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Environmental organisations support acacia removal for the protection of Cyprus’ nature and avifauna

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.  Acacia is an invasive alien plant species in Cyprus. It displaces native species, thus

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