Nature is essential to our survival and is also our biggest ally
Category: All about birds
Category: All about birds
As the biodiversity crisis deepens and global warming tightens its grip, we need policies that have the impact to begin reversing this ecological disaster. Here are ‘five things green’ BirdLife Cyprus would like to see candidates for the upcoming presidential election commit to.
Since 1950, we have seen the disappearance of six breeding species from our island: the Black Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Marbled Duck, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Dipper and, as recently as the 1980s, the Eastern Imperial Eagle. Six species may not sound like a big number to have lost over seven decades, but in ‘normal’ times, with background rates of extinction, it is probably fair to say that a person born in Cyprus in 1950 should only have witnessed one such loss over a lifetime.
An opinion piece on illegal bird killing in Cyprus by Guy Shorrock, a former UK police officer and a wildlife crime investigator for the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK).
In 2017, BirdLife Cyprus leased two plots of land close to the
A month and half has passed since 15 Spanish vultures were released
This is an edited version of a piece by our Director, Martin
Hellicar, which was first published in the Cyprus Mail on
BirdLife Cyprus in collaboration with Kuşkor (Turkish Cypriot conservation organization) are organizing
For all bird of prey enthusiasts out there, autumn in Cyprus is
Join the virtual challenge and show that we need an ambitious EU nature restoration law now! Whether you walk, run, roll, cycle, swim, sail or glide, adding your kilometres is like signing a petition. Take action for nature and demand that it be restored!
To some people’s surprise, our cities are home to many a different bird species: from resident birds, such as Great Tits, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Sardinian Warblers and Kestrels to migratory species, such as White Wagtails, Barn Swallows and Swifts – even Cyprus Wheatears!
Like many large birds of prey, Griffon Vultures get ready to breed
We all know that spending time in nature is enjoyable, but there’s increasing evidence that watching wildlife – and birds in particular – has a profound positive impact on our mental wellbeing. Here we delve into the latest discoveries from the fields of biology, economics and psychology.
At BirdLife Cyprus, we are very selective when it comes to offering volunteer opportunities, as we always want to ensure it works (and ‘gives’) both ways. Artemis, a 16-year-old student who spent a month volunteering with us this summer, shares her experiences and what she learnt along the way. Thank you, Artemis, for your interest and your passion and for all the valuable help!
As we saw in the last episode, from the moment they hatch,
If you are on the edge of your seat and are wondering how many of the six Common Kestrel eggs have hatched, then keep on reading.
Wildlife vets are few and far between in Cyprus, so we could not resist an interview with a member of
this rare species, who also happens to be a close collaborator of BirdLife Cyprus.
Before we begin the second part of the story, we urge you
Every spring, birds devote a huge amount of time and energy looking after their eggs and chicks. If you want to give them a helping hand, here are some simple tips that you can follow in your garden and local area to keep nesting birds safe.
Our network of Barn Owl nest boxes has been steadily growing these
Some things signal the arrival of spring like nothing else. The blossoming