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LIFE with Vultures: a targeted effort to save the Griffon Vulture in Cyprus
European Commission calls on Cyprus to correct failure to protect Natura 2000 sites
British Bases show the way, while Republic takes backward step and big trappers continue undisturbed

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27 April 2018
What do a Swift, a Grey Heron and a Marsh Harrier have in common? They have all made epic journeys of thousands of kilometres over land and sea, and are currently passing through Cyprus! To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day we invite young and old to Athalassa Park on Saturday 12 May 2018 at 4pm to discover together the wondrous world of migratory birds.
26 April 2018
A report on the state of implementation of the EU Nature Directives in 18 Member-States finds Cyprus failing to adequately protect its wildlife and its most important areas for biodiversity.
06 March 2018
A striking reduction in bird trapping was achieved in Cyprus in autumn 2017, thanks to effective enforcement, combined with newly deterrent sentencing and operations targeting trapping areas.
02 March 2018
With nature coming into bloom and spring migration underway, we change scenery for the last workshop within the framework of our creative mapping competition ‘Wild for nature’ by BirdLife Cyprus.  Within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, BirdLife Cyprus in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities is holding a creative mapping workshop on Sunday 11 March 2018 at 9:30 am at the Archaeological Site of Kato Paphos, showing how interconnected our cultural and natural heritage are.
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. 
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
07 November 2017
Poaching, illegal bird trapping, violation of environmental and social justice. These are apparently being promoted by specific Members of the Parliament with a series of proposals for further relaxations to the bird protection law in order to satisfy a section of the hunting community and the bird trappers.
23 October 2017
POSTPONED DUE TO THUNDERSTORM FORECAST.
When was the last time you found yourself outdoors exploring or trying something new? What do you know about Cyprus’ wildlife? Join us on Saturday 4 November 2017 at 09:30am at “Mandra tou Kambiou” picnic site at Machairas Forest for a day full of… nature!
26 September 2017
It’s that time of the year again when we turn our eyes to the skies. Millions of birds are leaving Europe to fly thousands of kilometres towards their wintering places in Africa. Now is the perfect time to head outdoors and tune in to the rhythm of the natural world. Join one of BirdLife Cyprus’ birdwatching events on Sunday 1 October to explore the magic and beauty of birds in the wild.
15 September 2017
Why do birds matter? What is their role in the ecosystem? Why is Cyprus important for them? The new BirdLife Cyprus documentary answers these and more questions…

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