Tag Archives: Birdlife Europe

Working with traditional healers to end vulture poaching

In West Africa, illegal trade in vultures’ parts for belief based use spells doom for these endangered birds. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), BirdLife Partner is working with local traditional healers to create awareness on plant-based alternatives, as substitutes to vultures’ parts. By Joseph Onoja, Director, Technical Programmes Vulture populations on the African continent have plummeted catastrophically over the last …

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Flying into the face of danger

Shooting, trapping, poisoning – an average of 24 million birds are illegally slaughtered in the Mediterranean each year as they attempt their perilous migratory journey between Africa and Europe. The strongest migrants – weakened and vulnerable, having already travelled thousands of kilometres – are shot out of the sky, trapped in glue or invisible nets, or fatally poisoned. Endangered species, …

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Nature Alert: Letter to an Enemy

In the summer of 2015, the EU Commission began considering whether to rewrite the vital laws that protect Europe’s wildlife and nature. They asked citizens what we think. And we let them know! Over half a million Europeans told the EU to save our nature laws and make sure they work properly – following a major awareness raising campaign by …

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