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30 September 2016
Home at last! After more than a decade in the UK, I am delighted to have returned to my homeland and joined the ranks of BirdLife Cyprus. Having studied Zoology at university, I had my first taste of working with BirdLife Cyprus doing my Master’s project on the Cyprus Scops Owl, and then continued to pursue my PhD on the ecology and conservation of the farmland birds of Cyprus.
30 September 2016
We are happy to announce the arrival of the new BirdLife Cyprus 2017 calendar which showcases pictures of the birds and habitats of Akamas. This is one of the larger, distinctive and key sites for bird conservation in Cyprus.
30 September 2016
Birdwatching is a fun and affordable way for a family to come closer to nature. It encourages focus and observation in children and cultivates their love for nature. 
30 September 2016
Following the public consultation that the Game and Fauna Service carried out on 5 August 2016 regarding the hunting law amendment and the regulations on captive breeding and dog training areas, BirdLife Cyprus had a meeting with the Head of Game and Fauna Service, Mr Pantelis Hadjigerou, on 31 August 2016 to discuss in detail the proposals of the Game and Fauna Service and to clarify our positions and why we oppose many of these proposed amendments. This meeting was also attended by organisations Terra Cypria and Friends of the Earth Cyprus.
30 September 2016
Birdwatching is a fun and affordable way for a family to come closer to nature. It encourages focus and observation in children and cultivates their love for nature. BirdLife Cyprus is organising two birdwatching outings for families, one at Athalassa Park and one at Oroklini Lake, to introduce both adults and children to the enchanting world of birds and birdwatching.
30 September 2016
Alan Crabtree, BirdLife Cyprus Ringing Officer, died 10th September 2016, aged 78
30 September 2016
One of the most important conservation actions will be starting soon at Akrotiri Marsh. Ditch dredging, scrape and pool creation and reed clearing are some of the engineering works the Darwin project will start implementing around mid-October 2016.
30 September 2016
The team here at BirdLife Cyprus are always excited to engage with people and spread the message about the work that we do. We organise birdwatching events and field meetings, set up our stall at fairs and festivals, and give talks and seminars at schools and to organised groups.
20 September 2016
At this point of the year, millions of migratory birds are leaving Europe flying to their wintering places in Africa. Cyprus is on one of the main migratory flyways in Europe and so every autumn and spring hundreds of thousands of birds pass through our island: from colourful Bee-eaters as they call and swirl through the air hunting for insects to imposing migrating raptors, such as the Red-footed Falcon and the Pallid Harrier, species of global conservation concern. BirdLife Cyprus invites people to take the opportunity to discover the fascinating world of bird migration on 2 October 2016. 
31 August 2016
Tracking wild bird populations is an excellent way to monitor the state of our countryside and an understanding of whether these populations are stable, increasing or decreasing is fundamental to bird conservation efforts. A recent BirdLife Cyprus report covering ten years of the Cyprus Common Birds Monitoring Scheme (CBMS) includes indices on the population trends of common breeding birds that provide the best currently available indicators of the state of the environment in Cyprus. Over 40 BirdLife Cyprus volunteers were involved in gathering this data, following a standardised methodology to systematically survey over 150 randomly selected 1 x 1 km squares across Cyprus.

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