We work at both local and European levels on behalf of birds and their habitats here in Cyprus running campaigns against illegal bird trapping and poaching, and for the designation and protection of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as Special Protection Areas (SPAs), as well as campaigns in the areas of agriculture, education and awareness-raising. We also participate in a plethora of other programmes, funded in part by the EU, together with other relevant government agencies and stakeholders.
Our aim is to protect the wild birds of Cyprus, their habitats, and wider biodiversity, and maintain a healthy environment in which people on the island can prosper alongside nature.
To achieve this, we have defined four priorities for our work for the period 2013 – 2020, which fall in line with the pillars of the new BirdLife International Strategy.
BirdLife Cyprus is the national partner of BirdLife International, a unique global partnership of conservation organisations working locally to deliver long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.