Looking for something different and fun to do with your family on the weekend? Why not try birdwatching, one of the simplest ways to get close to the world of birds and nature. Join us with your family on 12 or 26 November at Athalassa Park or Oroklini Lake to connect with the natural world around you and peak into the life of these remarkable feathered creatures.
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 places.
With illegal bird trapping in Cyprus on a dramatic rise in the past decade one might wonder whether the persistent and chronic problem of bird trapping on our island will ever stop. A recent visit to Italy however, gave us hope and encouragement in our fight against this problem.
On a beautiful spring evening we gathered at the premises of the unique Aigaia School of Art and Design in Nicosia for the first screening of our new documentary ‘Wings on the Wind’. It was finally time for our film to “leave the nest”. At the event young and old had many questions answered through the documentary and the discussion that followed: Why do birds matter? How did we learn about the wonder of bird migration? How long does it take? What difficulties do birds face on this journey?
On 14 March 2017, BirdLife Cyprus was invited to give a talk at an event in Cambridge, UK, celebrating the A. G. Leventis Foundation and recognising the significant contributions that the Foundation and in particular Mr Anastasios Paul (Tasso) Leventis have made to biodiversity conservation.
BirdLife Cyprus participated in a four-day workshop that took place in Zagreb (Croatia) from 28 November to 1 December 2016 as part of the project ‘Capacity Building for Flyway Conservation in the Mediterranean’ funded by the MAVA Foundation. BirdLife Cyprus has actively been involved in this project for the last 4 years. This was the final workshop where a review of the project implementation was discussed as well as planning ahead for future work.
BirdLife Cyprus members are vital to the work that we do. Our continuous conservation efforts would not have been possible without the support of our members. Membership not only provides an invaluable part of our funding but it also enhances our influence and makes our voice heard at local, national and international level.
BirdLife Cyprus is organizing an interactive educational workshop for children ages 5-12, as part of its ‘153 birds’ campaign. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 17 December 2016, 10:00 – 11:30, at Myloi Cultural Centre in Kaimakli, Nicosia.
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