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Will our vultures be breeding this year? News from our latest vulture count
Celebrating World Wetlands Day at Athalassa Park
‘Wild for nature’ competition: deadline extension & creative mapping workshops

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09 February 2018
Ever since the GYPAS project began in 2011, counts of the Cyprus Griffon Vultures have been taking place twice a year, in winter and in spring. 
29 January 2018
Every year on 2 February, we celebrate World Wetlands Day, to raise global awareness about the important role of wetlands for people and the planet. BirdLife Cyprus and Terra Cypria – The Cyprus Conservation Foundation are celebrating World Wetlands Day and invite young and old to Athalassa Park on Friday 2 February from 14:00 - 16:30 for birdwatching and educational activities. 
29 January 2018
Join us at one or all of our creative mapping workshops and let nature be your inspiration board! Spend a different day in nature, learn about the natural world and its wonders, try something new and recharge your batteries!
22 January 2018
Have you been out bird watching in Cyprus during 2017? Then please don’t forget to send all your 2017 sightings in to the Bird Recorder if you haven’t already done so. 
22 January 2018
We are looking for highly competent, experienced and hard-working fieldworkers to visit the island as full-time volunteer bird surveyors, to help with the monitoring of breeding bird species.  
20 January 2018
  • SBA Police and RSPB collaborate with the support of BirdLife Cyprus for covert surveillance in autumn 2016 to catch illegal bird trappers in the act
  • A total of 19 individuals successfully convicted. All 19 received fines, while 7 of them also received suspended jail sentences
  • Last case with most severe sentences for two individuals: fines of 6600 and 3200 Euros and a 20 month jail sentence suspended for 3 years for one of the two individuals
  • More cases under investigation from autumn 2017
29 December 2017
paper with title “Illegal killing and taking of birds in Europe outside the Mediterranean: assessing the scope and scale of a complex issue” has just been published in the Bird Conservation International journal. 
29 December 2017
As new information arises, new threats to birds are identified and conservation actions are evaluated, BirdLife International scientists assess the conservation status of the world’s birds every year for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. According to the latest update of the Red List for birds, overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds closer to extinction, while a formerly super-abundant songbird could soon go extinct if illegal trapping is not halted.
29 December 2017
Last Saturday was one of those perfect winter days. The welcoming warmth of the sun and the soothing calm of the sky-blue sea made Cape Greco irresistibly inviting and the day fitting for our creative mapping workshop.
29 December 2017
It was 7 in the evening when I got a phone call from a friend. ‘Elena, my son has had his head buried in the book since midday! He has a question about the Coot. Can you help?’ Awesome, I thought, it’s happening! The book is out there, it’s in homes, and more importantly, it’s getting kids hooked. Awesome indeed!

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