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).
Tag: illegal bird trapping
Tag: illegal 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.
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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In early December, a serious relaxation of bird protection law was voted
Early in November, the police raided a notorious trapping site in Larnaka
New study shows tape lures increase target species captures on mist nets by eleven-fold, while also increasing bycatch.
A new, much-debated law amendment is currently before the Parliamentary Environment Committee.
BirdLife Cyprus’ latest report, on autumn 2019 trapping levels, highlights further reduction in
British Bases show the way, while Republic takes backward step and big trappers continue undisturbed
The contrast could hardly be greater. While the Cyprus Police anti-poaching unit,
Total of 26 bird killers caught by covert surveillance so far The
BirdLife Cyprus’ latest report on autumn trapping shows a positive and continuing
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Autumn migration is upon us and it’s exciting! Well, it is indeed
Summer weekends combined with city heat does not sound very exciting, but
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Malta convicted by European Court of Justice for illegal bird trapping – a key decision that also concerns Cyprus
‘Trapping under derogation’ is an argument often heard in public discussions on
“At long last – but will it last?” If contained enthusiasm was
A striking reduction in bird trapping was achieved in Cyprus in autumn
SBA Police and RSPB collaborate with the support of BirdLife Cyprus for
New paper exposes the scale of illegal killing and taking of birds in Northern & Central Europe and the Caucasus
A paper with title “Illegal killing and taking of birds in Europe outside the