All posts tagged birdlife cyprus


Thinking about a boycott

I got involved in an unfortunate online discussion yesterday about boycotts, after tweeting that boycotts rarely worked following seeing a well-known birder’s own tweets about not going to Cyprus because of the massive killing of (mainly) Blackcaps for an illegal […]

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Cyprus: Making life even easier for the poachers

Killing migrant birds is BIG business on Cyprus. Illegal 'snacks' called ambelopoulia made from hundreds of thousands of passerines such as Blackcaps and Robins - which have bred


BirdLife Cyprus: Thanks for signing our petition – together, we can stop illegal bird trapping!

Many of us, I suspect, sign conservation-based petitions then never hear another word from the organisers. People are busy, we can understand that, but it's hugely encouraging when


Where can you see the most Blackcaps in one place? Cyprus

There's a beautiful male Blackcap defending a feeder tray in my garden at the moment, driving off Great, Blue, and Coal Tits with loud 'tacks' and open wing


BirdLife Cyprus: Hunting boss openly supports limestick use

In what world could someone state openly that limesticks - a stick or twig coated in resin on which a bird lands and gets increasingly stuck to as


TN62 The Conference Calls 01 Oct 11

The one where we talk about September's UK birds, ask whether if Buff-breasted Sandpipers become common they'd ever be 'trash', again highlight the awful illegal trapping situation on

Cyprus pledges to stamp out bird trapping [world doesn't hold breath]

A remarkable article in the Cyrus Mail by George Psyllides which quotes Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis - a man with such an apparently poor grasp of the situation


TN42 Martin Hellicar, BirdLife Cyprus update

A short conversation with Martin Hellicar, Campaigns Manager for BirdLife Cyprus (BLC), following the recent release of BLC's 'Trapping Monitoring Report' which covered this year's winter season

Autumn Trapping in Cyprus rises dramatically

BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 Aug and 8 Nov 2010, showing a dramatic rise - a

British Military Base on Cyprus and illegal bird killing

The outrage against Cyprus' bird trappers is stepping up with an RSPB press-release highlighting the slaughter of songbirds taking place on UK controlled land: "As many songbirds,


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