April 2018

LIFE Oroklini project awarded as ‘Best LIFE project’

The LIFE Oroklini project has been awarded as ‘Best LIFE project’ together with 27 other conservation projects funded by the EU. This award rewards the effort for the restoration of Oroklini Lake and also highlights the importance of protecting important areas for wildlife as well as the importance of funding programs such as LIFE. Oroklini

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Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds

The 2018 State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger. A number of well-known bird species are now at risk of extinction. This is the chief

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Cyprus is dragging its feet on nature protection

A report on the state of implementation of the EU Nature Directives in 18 Member-States finds Cyprus failing to adequately protect its wildlife and its most important areas for biodiversity. A report published today by four big environmental NGO networks (BirdLife, WWF, EEB and FoEE) assessed the state of implementation of the EU Nature Directives

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Onwards and downwards: how bird trapping levels decreased after a decade

“At long last – but will it last?” If contained enthusiasm was ever put into words, this is what it would probably sound like here at BirdLife Cyprus. We say ‘enthusiasm’ because after years and years of hard work campaigning, lobbying, surveying, educating, we saw bird trapping levels drop to an almost all-time low this

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