Tagged: Cyprus

Helping European Rollers in Northern Cyprus

A guest blog by Amie Wheeldon on encouraging the re-establishment of European Rollers at breeding grounds in Northern Cyprus The European Roller Coracias garrulus is a charismatic species that was once more abundant in Cyprus, where it...

Tape lures maximise the slaughter of songbirds in Cyprus

Guest blog by Matteo Sebastianelli Crossing the Mediterranean Sea represents a crucial step for migrant birds every year as they travel between Africa and Eurasia. Mediterranean islands are the first landmasses sighted after hours of uninterrupted flight...

Bird trapping in Cyprus – an update

Guest blog by Guy Shorrock  In April 2020, BirdLife Cyprus published the autumn 2019 bird trapping survey. This suggests that an estimated 440,000 birds may have been killed within the survey area over the autumn. Whilst still...

A message from Tomas Axén Haraldsson

Youth development and Bird Camps update

Birds go on – birdwatchers on hold A message from Tomas Axén Haraldsson The current situation with the spread of the corona virus, and not least the consequences of all the emergency measures, has caused countries and...

Birds of Cyprus

First, a declaration of interest. I know both the authors and over the years have met or corresponded with the artists. I’ve been to Cyprus many times, my first visit being in 1966 when I was in...

BirdLife Cyprus’s first ever nature reserve

BirdLife Cyprus’s first ever nature reserve

As far as bird trapping is concerned, our physical presence in Famagusta district mainly revolves around two things: monitoring trapping levels or raising awareness and bringing children closer to the world of birds through our school visits.

Introducing BirdLife Cyprus

A guest blog by Elena Markitani BirdLife Cyprus – the official partner of BirdLife International in Cyprus – is currently the most active non-profit, non-governmental conservation organization in Cyprus, working to conserve wild birds, their habitats and wider...

Update on illegal bird trapping activity in Cyprus

Update on illegal bird trapping activity in Cyprus

The following link provides information on BirdLife Cyprus’ winter 2012-2013 monitoring programme of illegal bird trapping in Cyprus and an overview of the latest developments regarding the problem. Report put together by Tassos Shialis, Illegal Bird Killing...

Slaughter of migrating birds in Cyprus

Slaughter of migrating birds in Cyprus

Melis Charalambides, Council Chairman, Birdlife Cyprus and OSME Vice-President asks as many people as possible to visit the following website and sign the petition. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/463/933/786/ask-cyprus-to-end-songbird-sl…