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Tag: News

Conservation & Science
Snouts on a mission against poison

As we look to set up our own dog units as part of the LIFE with Vultures project, we talk to the handlers of Greece’s canine heroes. Covering more than 500 kilometers in patrols since their units’ creation, Kouki and Ioli, two four-legged detectives, and their handlers, Dimitris and Victoria respectively, have found and removed from the Greek countryside 119 poisoned animals and 122 poison baits. In the interview that follows, Dimitris Vavylis and Victoria Saravia, handlers of two Anti-Poison Dog Units run by HOS (BirdLife in Greece), share their experience. (Interview date: February 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).

Conservation & Science
Cyprus welcomes 15 Griffon Vultures from Spain

The first 15 Griffon Vultures to support the extremely threatened population of the species on the island arrived in Cyprus in mid-November 2021. This restocking action took place as part of the “LIFE with Vultures” project, which aims to prevent the extinction the Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus from the island and at the same time strengthen its population and preserve it for the long-term.

In the press
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
Καταφθάνουν οι πρώτοι γύπες από την Ισπανία

Τις ερχόμενες μέρες καταφθάνουν αεροπορικώς, από την Ισπανία, οι πρώτοι Γύπες που θα ενισχύσουν τον εξαιρετικά μειωμένο πληθυσμό του είδους στην Κύπρο. Η εισαγωγή Γυπών γίνεται στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος «Ζωή με τους Γύπες» που έχει στόχο να αποτρέψει την εξαφάνιση του Πυρόχρου Γύπα Gyps fulvus από το νησί και παράλληλα να ενισχύσει τον πληθυσμό του και να τον διατηρήσει μακροχρόνια.

All about birds
Can time in nature really improve our mental health? The science says yes

We all know that spending time in nature is enjoyable, but there’s increasing evidence that watching wildlife – and birds in particular – has a profound positive impact on our mental wellbeing. Here we delve into the latest discoveries from the fields of biology, economics and psychology.

In the press
Open letter to the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of Environment

In September, more than 1100 citizens have emailed the letter below to the Ministers of the Interior and Environment, expressing their concerns about the future of Akamas and demanding answers to specific questions. This e-mail action was coordinated by BirdLife Cyprus, who are publishing this open letter, asking from the Ministers to be accountable and to tell us how they will ensure the protection and management of the entire Akamas Peninsula.

All about birds
A month of volunteering for BirdLife Cyprus

At BirdLife Cyprus, we are very selective when it comes to offering volunteer opportunities, as we always want to ensure it works (and ‘gives’) both ways. Artemis, a 16-year-old student who spent a month volunteering with us this summer, shares her experiences and what she learnt along the way. Thank you, Artemis, for your interest and your passion and for all the valuable help!

Conservation & Science
Lady’s Mile: upgrade with nature in mind?

The beginning of the Lady’s Mile redevelopment project has recently been announced. This precious area is definitely in need of both upgrading and management. The issue now lies in how this will be done, given that it is a very important and protected natural area.

Policy
Turtle Doves are sending out an SOS

In recent years, there has been a discussion regarding the Turtle dove and what measures can be taken to help its recovery. But what is the current population status of the species, what are the reasons that have led to its significant decrease and what discussions are taking place at a European level in order to help it?

Conservation & Science
What is happening with Akamas? The latest developments

We all know of the importance of the Akamas Peninsula as one of the last remaining natural coastal areas in Cyprus, and of the development threat it faces. We bring you the latest developments, answering the ‘most frequently asked’ questions of recent months.

In the press
Μας ταΐζουν κουτόχορτο με τους όρους περιβαλλοντικών αξιολογήσεων

Πρόσφατες περιπτώσεις παράτυπων και προβληματικών διαδικασιών για την περιβαλλοντική αξιολόγηση έργων κοντά σε προστατευόμενες περιοχές υποσκάπτουν την πρόοδο που έχει γίνει τα τελευταία χρόνια.

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