All posts tagged illegal trapping

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Be positive: a quick comment on comments

I recently talked with Terry Townshend for a podcast looking at a campaign, being led by Chinese birders, to tear down illegal nets that are widespread across the countryside. Even, because that’s where the birds are, in nature reserves. Terry […]

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TN100 Terry Townshend on illegal bird trapping in China

A conversation with Terry Townshend, a British birder and conservationist who has been living and working in Beijing since August 2010. Terry recently became BirdLife Species Champion for

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RSPB: BIRDCRIME 2011

While we are - rightly I think - concentrating on the continuing killing of raptors and other migrating birds of prey on Malta, British birds (and especially British

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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

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World Parrot Trust urges Governments to end trafficking of wild African Grey Parrots

Press release from the World Parrot Trust, 25 July 2012.

  • World Parrot Trust urges Governments to end trafficking of wild African Grey Parrots
    Call for ban in the trade

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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

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CABS autumn 2011 report on illegal bird killing on Cyprus

The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) has released a disturbing report on illegal bird killing on Cyprus in autumn 2011.

 

CABS/FoE Cyprus autumn 2011 report highlights enforcement bias and

Maltese truck driver detained for trafficking finches to Malta

Perhaps 'in-the-greater-scheme-of-things' this is a seemingly unimportant story, but it is actually symptomatic of a global trend and precisely what happens where there is high local demand for

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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

Natural England under fire – from GAMEKEEPERS and the SHOOTING TIMES!

An article on the Shooting Times (ST) website (which as might be expected is a touch sensitive when it comes to stories about gamekeepers illegally killing raptors)

  

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