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01 December 2016
The opening of the ‘153 birds’ drawing and photography exhibition took place with great success on Friday, 18 November 2016 at Myloi Cultural Centre in Kaimakli, Nicosia where around 70 people came to enjoy many of the submissions received as part of the ‘153 birds’ drawing competition and winners received their prizes. Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Constantinos Yorkadjis and the Commissioner for the Environment, Ms Ioanna Panayiotou gave opening speeches, awarded the winners and inaugurated the exhibition.
28 November 2016
BirdLife Cyprus, in conjunction with the SBA Environmental Department recently organised two events to clear some of the reeds at Zakaki Marsh, at Akrotiri, Limassol. Zakaki Marsh is part of the Akrotiri wetland complex, the largest natural wetland complex of the island. It is one of the few breeding sites island wide for the Ferruginous duck - a species of global conservation concern. 
23 November 2016
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Hellicar, our longest-serving employee, as the new BirdLife Cyprus Director, following the departure through mutual agreement of Dr. Clairie Papazoglou from her role as Director, on 1 November 2016. We would like to thank Clairie for all her efforts in bringing BirdLife Cyprus to where it is today and wish her all the best for the future.
16 November 2016
Can you imagine a world without birdsong? BirdLife Cyprus is organising the first Cyprus screening of the award-winning documentary ‘The Messenger’ on Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 19:00, at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, ‘Andreas Patsalides’ lecture hall.
03 November 2016
BirdLife Cyprus invites you to the opening of the Drawing and Photography Exhibition of the ‘153 birds’ campaign! The starting point of the ‘153 birds’ campaign and the drawing competition was a successful event organised on Sunday 17 April 2016 at the Famagusta Gate Moat. On that day, more than 200 people of all ages joined this special event to listen to fairy tales and songs about birds and to draw pictures of birds. Within the two months that followed, we received more than 300 praiseworthy and creative art works from children, teens and adults.
31 October 2016
Over 80 raptor surveys were completed as part of the 2016 effort to monitor the autumn passage of birds of prey through the ‘bottleneck’ sites of Akrotiri, Paphos Plain and Cape Greco. A first assessment of the results gives an estimate of 5,300 birds of prey from over 20 species. The surveys took place from 27 August 2016 to 15 October 2016 by a great and dedicated team of 12 volunteers.
31 October 2016
On Tuesday, 4 October 2016 BirdLife Cyprus was invited by the Game and Fauna Service to ring birds at the Service’s Rehabilitation Centre before releasing them back into the wild again. The Game and Fauna Service Rehabilitation centre, which has been operating since 1995, receives every year tens of injured, sick or orphaned wild birds and mammals which are brought to the centre for treatment and rehabilitation.
31 October 2016
BirdLife Cyprus invites you to the opening of the Drawing and Photography Exhibition of the ‘153 birds’ campaign! The starting point of the ‘153 birds’ campaign and the drawing competition was a successful event organised on Sunday 17 April 2016 at the Famagusta Gate Moat. On that day, more than 200 people of all ages joined this special event to listen to fairy tales and songs about birds and to draw pictures of birds. Within the two months that followed, we received more than 300 praiseworthy and creative art works from children, teens and adults.
31 October 2016
The landscaping and water management works that started on 10 October 2016 at Akrotiri Marsh are still in progress. These works include ditch dredging, scrape and pool creation, some reed clearing as well as the creation of footpaths which will channel visitors to the birdwatching hides. These works are expected to finish in mid-November while the works for the construction of the birdwatching facilities will be starting soon.
20 October 2016
BirdLife Cyprus supports and welcomes the acacia (Acacia saligna) removal at Cape Pyla, implemented by the British Bases over the last few years, for the protection of Cyprus’ nature and avifauna. 

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