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1. Over 400,000 songbirds killed in Cyprus and sold for delicacy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-400-000-songbirds-killed-in-cyprus-and-sold-for-delicacy

A recent report reveals a disturbing surge in wildlife crime in Cyprus, where over 400,000 songbirds were trapped and killed last autumn....

2. Wastewater leak sparks environmental crisis in Achna

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wastewater-leak-sparks-environmental-crisis-in-achna

Nikos Vassilas, the community mayor of Achna, has raised alarms about potential impacts on crops, the water table, and the environment following a leakage of wastewater from farmers' tanks near the community's dam....

3. Vultures' feeding frenzy at Limassol restaurant sparks poisoning concerns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/vultures-feeding-frenzy-at-limassol-restaurant-sparks-poisoning-concerns

In a peculiar dining affair at the Limnatis restaurant in Limassol, vultures and kites are emerging as avid patrons of ''fine dining,'' as per a statement from the Birdlife Cyprus, which posted a video from the scene....

4. Cyprus welcomes 15 griffon vultures in battle for survival

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-welcomes-15-griffon-vultures-in-battle-for-survival

In a renewed effort to save the endangered Cypriot Griffon Vulture, fifteen new arrivals from Spain landed in Cyprus in December....

5. Cyprus to welcome 44 majestic vultures in bold conservation effort

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-welcome-44-majestic-vultures-in-bold-conservation-effort

Fifteen vultures were flown to Cyprus from Spain last week as part of the Life with Vultures program to save the endangered Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus....

6. Songbird slaughter continues as gangs profit amid faltering enforcement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/songbird-slaughter-continues-as-gangs-profit-amid-faltering-enforcement

A conservation group in Cyprus said Wednesday that police have been lax in cracking down on criminal gangs that illegally trap migratory songbirds to supply restaurants, although the poaching has declined overall....

7. Hooters in divided island's buffer zone root out poison

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hooters-in-divided-island-s-buffer-zone-root-out-poison

BirdLife says light wooden boxes for owls are to encourage farmers to abandon using poison and to help repopulate the barn owl population of Cyprus, which has been in decline across Europe...

8. Vulture from Spain dies of electrocution in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/vulture-from-spain-dies-of-electrocution-in-cyprus

A vulture born in Spain and released in Cyprus to help repopulate the island was tragically killed on Sunday, when the magnificent bird collided with power lines in Limassol...

9. Another 14 vultures arrive from Spain to supplement Cyprus' dwindling population

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/another-14-vultures-arrive-from-spain-to-supplement-cyprus-dwindling-population

Another 14 vultures arrived in Cyprus from Spain on Thursday last week as part of a population-boosting action under The LIFE with Vultures project team....

10. NGO calls on Cyprus authorities to implement ban on lead pellets

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ngo-calls-on-cyprus-authorities-to-implement-ban-on-lead-pellets

Lead shot ammunition in wetlands is illegal in all 27 EU countries including Cyprus, as well as Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein, BirdLife Cyprus announced and called on local authorities once more to ensure that non-lead pellets are being used in hunting areas that are found close to or within wetlands....

11. In a first for Cyprus, a €21.000 fine was imposed for bird poisoning

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/in-a-first-for-cyprus-a-€21-000-fine-was-imposed-for-bird-poisoning

For the first time in Cyprus, a €21,000 fine has been imposed for using poisoned bait to kill wild birds....

12. Spectators delight over starlings flocking to Lake Oroklini (video)

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spectators-delight-over-starlings-flocking-to-lake-oroklini

Starlings have flocked to Lake Oroklini in the Larnaca district, offering breathtaking images of their formations before sunset....

13. 105 bird poachers convicted in 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/105-bird-poachers-convicted-in-2022

The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) has contributed to the arrest and conviction of a total of 105 poachers in 2022, following the arrest of three hunters in the last days of the year....

14. Spanish vultures arriving in Cyprus to help repopulate local species

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spanish-vultures-arriving-in-cyprus-to-help-repopulate-local-species

In the coming days, the first vultures will arrive by plane from Spain, which will support the extremely reduced population of the species in Cyprus, according to an announcement by BirdLife Cyprus....

15. Activists say lead pellets threaten flamingos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/activists-say-hunters-lead-pellets-threaten-flamingos

Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets...

16. Flamingo rescued in Paralimni had been shot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/flamingo-rescued-in-paralimni-had-been-shot

A Greater Flamingo that underwent surgery is said to be recuperating after it was found injured in Paralimni lake, with reports saying it lost an eye after being shot and it may never fly again...

17. Endangered bird species shot to the ground in Meneou

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/endangered-bird-species-shot-to-the-ground-in-meneou

BirdLife Cyprus raised the alarm earlier this week after dozens of birds, such as European bee-eaters, swallows, and other endangered bird species, fell from the skies over the weekend after shots were fired from Meneou’s Lake Soros area....

18. Flamingo deaths from lead poisoning rise to 59 island-wide

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/flamingo-deaths-rise-to-59-island-wide

Flamingo deaths at Larnaca Salt Lake have so far reached 57, while two more deaths have been recorded at Akrotiri Salt Lake in Limassol, with results from tests on dead flamingos confirming lead poisoning as the primary cause of death....

19. ‘Parallel Parliament’ marred by handicap

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/‘parallel-parliament-marred-by-handicap

The head of the Cyprus Paraplegic Association drew a round of applause in a “parallel parliament” session on Thursday after exiting the House to protest the lack of handicap accessibility...

20. Loggerhead ‘Pambos’ is quite the wanderer

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/loggerhead-‘pambos-is-quite-the-wanderer

According to BirdLife Cyprus, a loggerhead tracked by satellite is proving to be a great wanderer with romance as his driving force....

21. Confrontation over turtle nests caught on tape

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/confrontation-over-turtle-nests-caught-on-tape

A group of European experts in a sea turtle conservation programme was asked by police to leave a beach in Argaka on Thursday, after locals showed up and pestered the visitors...

22. Lady’s Mile mired in controversy again

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lady-s-mile-mired-in-controversy-again

Lady’s Mile Beach finds itself once again at the centre of controversy, with an upcoming concert in the balance due to environmental concerns and a businessman who is trying to get beach coolers banned...

23. Female poacher armed to the teeth

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/female-poacher-armed-to-the-teeth

Two environmental activists, who were monitoring illegal bird trapping activities in Larnaca, were assaulted last week by a female poacher who also bit them before wildlife officers could arrive...

24. Illegal bird trapping season begins with an arrest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/illegal-bird-trapping-season-begins-with-an-arrest

Officials and activists team up once again to combat illegal bird trapping in Cyprus, with a recent arrest of a male suspect sending a message against complacency...

25. Cyprus is 'dragging its feet' on nature protection

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/cyprus-is-dragging-its-feet-on-nature-protection

With regard to Cyprus, none of the 11 evaluation criteria received positive scores, with the great problem of the inadequate protection and management of the Natura 2000 sites ...

26. British Bases deal blow to illegal bird trappers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/british-bases-deal-blow-to-illegal-bird-trappers

SBA Police feel the high-profile destruction of seized trapping equipment will send out a strong message to the bird trapping community...

27. Illegal bird trapping begins to fall

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/illegal-bird-trapping-begins-to-fall

Despite a huge drop in illegal bird trapping, hailed as a big success following an unprecedented crackdown by authorities, experts warn that more work is needed to prevent poachers from upping their game once again....

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