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Bird trapping levels up in 2021

BirdLife Cyprus reports a worrying increase in bird trapping levels for autumn 2021. This sadly comes as no surprise, following a shameful relaxation of the relevant Cyprus bird protection law in December 2020.

Conservation & Science
Lessons from Cyprus

Martin Harper, Regional Director for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, writes about key nature conservation challenges in Cyprus after his recent visit to our island. Martin Harper visited at the invitation of BirdLife Cyprus, the local BirdLife partner. The focus for Martin’s visit was on environmental issues in the British Bases, both due to the urgency of the challenges there and because of Martin’s previous role as Head of International division at the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK).

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13,700 citizens demand deterrent fines for bird trapping

On 30 November 2021, BirdLife Cyprus handed the President of the House of Representatives, Ms Annita Demetriou, the signatures of more than 13,700 citizens who are calling for the annulment of the relaxation of the bird protection law.

In the press
Illegal bird trapping: plugging one gap only to create another

BirdLife Cyprus’ latest report on bird trapping, for autumn 2020, presents the lowest trapping levels with mist nets ever recorded. Unfortunately, this welcome progress contrasts sharply with a catastrophic recent relaxation of the hunting law, while at the same time limestick use is on the rise.

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