Tag Archives: BirdLife International

Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

By Gui-Xi Young 1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. The EU’s European Chemicals Agency is currently considering an EU-wide ban on the use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands. It is running an online public consultation on the issue until 21st December. Join BirdLife Europe and TAKE ACTION! TAKE …

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Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, hope for pelican and kiwis

overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet closer to extinction, according to the latest update on the conservation status of the world’s birds by BirdLife International for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. By Shaun Hurrell On land, the Snowy Owl is also struggling to find food in the North American Arctic.The …

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CEPF launches new 5-year investment to protect Mediterranean nature

From the huge Dalmatian Pelican in the Balkans, to vulnerable trees in the Middle East and nesting turtles in North Africa, the wildlife in developing countries in the Mediterranean Basin has been given a renewed hope of preservation, restoration and protection through a second phase of investment by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which will be managed by BirdLife …

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Bird Conservation International (BCI) publishes paper on illegal killing & taking of birds in Northern & Central Europe and the Caucasus

Today the peer-reviewed quarterly journal Bird Conservation International publishes a paper [1] entitled “Illegal killing and taking of birds in Europe outside the Mediterranean: assessing the scope and scale of a complex issue”. Led by the BirdLife International partnership with input from experts across the region the paper exposes the scale and scope of the illegal killing of birds across …

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Illegal killing of birds remains a major threat in Europe – new report

Today the BirdLife Partnership presents The Killing 2.0, A View to a Kill. Led by BirdLife International with input from experts from the region, this layman’s report exposes the scale and scope of the illegal killing of birds across critical regions. It is estimated that 0.4 – 2.1 million individual birds per year may be killed illegally in Northern and …

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Female Woodpecker is waiting for her mate in Bioland Farm in Batroun

The camera of professor Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi- Ornithologist and SPNL advisor spotted this female Woodpecker in Bioland Farm in Seghar Batroun District, North Lebanon. This bird was freed by President Michel Aoun’s special assistant Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, during the launching of the roadmap for sustainable hunting in Lebanon last month. Woodpecker is registred extinct in Lebanon in IUCN red list, and we hope that a nice …

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Action to save vultures will protect human health, say experts

A multinational plan to thwart the sudden and severe decline in vultures across Africa, Asia and Europe will be presented at a major summit on migratory species this month. Experts estimate the majority of African-Eurasian Vultures are critically endangered and at “very high risk” of extinction in the wild, mainly due to poisoning. Unless effective conservation measures are implemented, there …

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Land Rover’s CEO is alerted about Lebanese poacher using the vehicle

Richard Porter (BirdLife’s Middle East Advisor) the co-author of a new book titled “Birds of the Middle East” alerted Dr Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover about the illegal killing of 217 nightjars (non-game birds), which was proudly posted online  by a Lebanese poacher showing the kill on the bonnet of his Land Rover vehicle. These images have circulated widely on social media. They were …

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Lebanese Authorities will not leave hunters free to flout law

The Ministry of the Environment has today made a statement confirming the court summons of a citizen charged on two counts for infringements of the newly implemented Hunting Laws in Northern Lebanon: illegal killing of 217 nightjars (non-game birds) and proudly posted a video online showing the kill on the bonnet of his vehicle. Following a detailed investigation, Minister of …

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Plan To Regulate The Hunting Season And To Protect The Birds In Lebanon!

A action plan promoting responsible hunting and tourism was announced Sunday by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), under the patronage of President Michel Aoun’s Special Assistant Claudine Aoun Roukoz. The project was launched at the BIOLAND Farm Restaurant in near Batroun. In attendance were experts from Europe, environmental associations and representatives of academic institutions. Hunting season is …

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