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Your voice matters: tell the EU Commission what nature restoration across the EU should look like

Nature as we know it is heading towards extinction. And it’s because of human activity. Logging, intensive agriculture and overfishing have pushed one million animal and plant species to the point where they’re hanging by a thread. The European Commission will propose a new law to make nature restoration legally binding for EU countries. But

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5 λόγοι γιατί εν πρέπει να τρώμεν αμπελοπούλλια. Τζι ας μεν εν απειλούμενα.

Η πικρή αλήθκεια ένι ότι έσιει εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες λόγους γιατί εν μπορούμεν να τρώμεν αμπελοπούλλια. Γιατί έτσι πολλούς; Γιατί κάθε φθινόπωρον θανατώνουνται παράνομα στο νησί μας εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες πουλιά λόγω παράνομης παγίδευσης. Τζαι ένεν ούλλα αμπελοπούλλια. Πα’ στα βερκά τζαι τα δίχτυα πιάνουνται τζαι σιελιόνια, κουκουβάγιες, σιαχίνια, αηδόνια τζαι είδη που απειλούνται με εξαφάνιση σε

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New bird guide for children: What’s that bird? A bird guide for young explorers”

Our popular children’s bird guide “What’s that bird? A bird guide for young explorers” is now available in English! The English book is based on the second edition of its Greek counterpart, and presents 86 easily identifiable bird species of Cyprus. The bird guide is mainly targeted at children, but it is also a good

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Griffon Vulture population remains steady according to latest census

Another annual winter Griffon Vulture census was completed with success last December, with the involvement of the Game and Fauna Service, the Cyprus Conservation Foundation – Terra Cypria, the SBA Environment Department, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) and our team of dedicated volunteers. On the day, a maximum count of around 20 individuals was recorded,

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Call for the annulment of relaxation of bird protection law

In early December, a serious relaxation of bird protection law was voted through by the House of Representatives, undermining a 20-year effort to protect migratory songbirds from being illegally killed in Cyprus. We’ve just launched a petition calling for its annulment: https://change.org/ampelopouliaSOS  With this recent law amendment, the on-the-spot fine for the offence of illegal killing (using

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New European Breeding Bird Atlas, a milestone for biodiversity research and nature conservation in Europe

The second European Breeding Bird Atlas (EBBA2) has been published today, 3 December 2020. This is probably the largest citizen-science project in Europe, involving some 120,000 volunteer fieldworkers across the continent and covering 96% of the whole territory. EBBA2 provides up-to-date information on the breeding distribution and abundance of all 596 native and non-native bird

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High fines after police raid notorious trapping site

Early in November, the police raided a notorious trapping site in Larnaka district, acting on information supplied by BirdLife Cyprus and CABS (Committee Against Bird Slaughter). During the raid, the police also searched the suspects’ homes and as a result, 5 nets, 5 calling devices and 366 dead birds – all of which protected species

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Iconic birds of prey fall victim to reckless shooting

The Game and Fauna Service (GFS) and BirdLife Cyprus condemn the recent shooting of two iconic birds of prey, found in the Cypriot countryside only days apart. We recognize that no conscientious hunter would stoop so low and bring shame to the hunting community, but unfortunately such isolated incidents do occur, the result of irresponsible

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Έκθεση φωτογραφίας: Ιστορίες Ψαράδων, η σχέση τους με τη θάλασσα και η επίλυση της παρεμπίπτουσας αλιείας στην Κύπρο

Ο Πτηνολογικός Σύνδεσμος Κύπρου, το Ενάλια Φύσις Περιβαλλοντικό Κέντρο Ερευνών και ο τουρκοκυπριακός οργανισμός για την Προστασία των Χελωνών SPOT, σε συνεργασία με το Δημοτικό Μουσείο Θάλασσα στην Αγία Νάπα, προσκαλούν το κοινό σε έκθεση φωτογραφίας με θέμα «Ιστορίες Ψαράδων, η σχέση τους με τη θάλασσα και η επίλυση της παρεμπίπτουσας αλιείας στην Κύπρο». Η

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Simulating the future of the Griffon Vulture in Cyprus

Throughout the world, vultures face severe population declines and local extinctions due to the extensive use of poisoned baits. In addition to this deadly threat, a reduction in food availability due to the decline of extensive farming (and livestock grazing in particular) and the introduction of strict carcass disposal legislation further suppresses their survival chances.

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