Οκτώβριος 2017

How ‘wild for nature’ are you?

Exploring the unknown side of well-known natural areas at the BirdLife Cyprus festival POSTPONED DUE TO THUNDERSTORM FORECAST.When was the last time you found yourself outdoors exploring or trying something new? What do you know about Cyprus’ wildlife? Join us on Saturday 4 November 2017 at 09:30am at “Mandra tou Kambiou” picnic site at Machairas […]

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Προστατευόμενες περιοχές υπό συνεχείς πιέσεις

In Cyprus, there are 63 areas belonging to the Natura 2000 network. The aim of the network is to ensure the long-term survival of the most valuable and endangered species and habitats in Europe. Although the Natura 2000 Network does not prohibit human activities within its boundaries, these need to be carried out in a manner

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More than 4 million birds counted during EuroBirdwatch17

21,704 people attended this year’s EuroBirdwatch, the biggest European birdwatching event hosted by 41 national partner organisations of BirdLife International in Europe and Central Asia. Participating in more than 934 different events taking place over the past weekend, people were able to observe the autumn migration, as birds make their way southwards to their wintering

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In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be off the menu

The French Minister of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, plumpened and drowned in brandy. It’s a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980. Around 30,000

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