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.
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!
A 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.
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.
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.
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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BirdLife Cyprus is the national partner of BirdLife International, a unique global partnership of conservation organisations working locally to deliver long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.