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A first for Cyprus: €21,000 fine imposed for wildlife poisoning

A €21,000 fine was issued by the prosecuting authorities a few days ago for the killing of wild birds using poison baits. The fine represents a big step forward that will hopefully have a strong deterrent effect on similar illegal actions, which have a devastating impact on Cyprus wildlife.

All about birds
Five things green for the next President

As the biodiversity crisis deepens and global warming tightens its grip, we need policies that have the impact to begin reversing this ecological disaster. Here are ‘five things green’ BirdLife Cyprus would like to see candidates for the upcoming presidential election commit to.

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Six species poorer: the birds we’ve lost in the last decades

Since 1950, we have seen the disappearance of six breeding species from our island: the Black Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Marbled Duck, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Dipper and, as recently as the 1980s, the Eastern Imperial Eagle. Six species may not sound like a big number to have lost over seven decades, but in ‘normal’ times, with background rates of extinction, it is probably fair to say that a person born in Cyprus in 1950 should only have witnessed one such loss over a lifetime.

All about birds
Illegal bird killing: the darker side of Cyprus

An opinion piece on illegal bird killing in Cyprus by Guy Shorrock, a former UK police officer and a wildlife crime investigator for the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK).

All about birds
Cyprus Bird Camp in Akanthou

BirdLife Cyprus in collaboration with Kuşkor (Turkish Cypriot conservation organization) are organizing

Conservation & Science
Wildlife crime investigation: The first seminar in Cyprus

Wildlife poisoning and the use of poison baits are serious crimes that are often overlooked and not prosecuted effectively. Through CSI, forensic science and judicial processes, the Regional Government of Andalusia reduced illegal wildlife poisoning incidents by 80% over the last 15 years.

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Εμπειρογνώμονες από την Ισπανία έρχονται στην Κύπρο για την αντιμετώπιση της χρήσης δηλητηριασμένων δολωμάτων

Εμπειρογνώμονες της Περιφερειακής Κυβέρνησης της Ανδαλουσίας (Junta de Andalucía) έρχονται στην Κύπρο για να μοιραστούν σε εκπαιδευτικό σεμινάριο την τεχνογνωσία και τις διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένες διαδικασίες τους για την αποτελεσματική καταπολέμηση του εγκλήματος κατά της άγριας ζωής.

In the press
Ανοικτή Επιστολή προς Διευθυντή Τμήματος Περιβάλλοντος: Επιτακτική ανάγκη για έκδοση αρνητικής Έκθεσης Ειδικής Οικολογικής Αξιολόγησης για το προτεινόμενο Τοπικό Σχέδιο Ακάμα

Ανοικτή Επιστολή του BirdLife Cyprus / Πτηνολογικού Συνδέσμου Κύπρου, του Terra Cypria – Το Κυπριακό Ίδρυμα Προστασίας του Περιβάλλοντος, της Κυπριακής Ομοσπονδίας Κυνηγίου & Διαχείρισης Άγριας Ζωής, της Πρωτοβουλίας για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών και της Κίνησης Save Akamas / Save Cyprus.

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