Cyprus birds need your help!

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Twice a year Cyprus, the third greatest island in the mediterranean, is a crucial stopover site for millions of migrating birds during their sea crossings. Due to these huge numbers of migrating birds, hunting and trapping has alwasy been part of the island’s history.

In the past, songbirds – mainly Blackcap and similar-sized warblers – were trapped for consumption by the rather poor islanders who saw the

twice-yearly influx of birds as a valuable source of protein while they scraped their meagre existence, living off the land.

The impact this had on bird populations then would have been tiny and quite sustainable. Nowadays however, bird trapping in Cyprus has little to do with tradition or history. Nor is it sustainable. It has become widespread, extensive and is driven by by profits sought by organised crime.

Stop the illegal killing of migrating birds in Cyprus and DONATE HERE!

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2.500.000 migrating birds are killed each year in Cyprus alone. And the end up looking like this…

Ambelopoulia
Copyright Birdlife Cyprus

… a plate of food.

Trapped Bee-eater in Cyprus
Trapped Bee-eater in Cyprus

Support us in our quest to stop the widespread, illegal killing of migrating birds in Southern Europe. If you want to support the cause and our team, please donate now on the link below. Every bird counts. So every penny, every euro is much appreciated!

STOP THE ILLEGAL KILLING OF MIGRATING BIRDS IN CYPRUS AND DONATE HERE!

Thanks for your support! The birds need it.

Marc, Martijn and Gert

Dutch Knights

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This is what birds should be doing – flying free of dangers!

STOP THE ILLEGAL KILLING OF MIGRATING BIRDS IN CYPRUS AND DONATE HERE!
This is what birds should do – flying free of dangers!

 

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Marc Guyt

Marc Guyt is a Dutch photographer and owner of birds & nature stock agency AGAMI. A Wanderer by birth, Marc has always made his way to the door searching for new adventures. Even at three years old he sneaked out and left his parents searching and they usually found him somewhere near an open area or some water edge. The need to see for himself was strong. The combination of Birding, photographing and travelling has brought him to many stunning places on this beautiful globe, and it will bring him no doubt in many more. It is in his blood. Owner of Dutch stock agency www.agami.nl.

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Marc Guyt

Marc Guyt is a Dutch photographer and owner of wildlife stock agency AGAMI. A Wanderer by birth, Marc has always made his way to the door searching for new adventures. Even at three years old he sneaked out and left his parents searching and they usually found him somewhere near an open area or some water edge. The need to see for himself was strong. The combination of Birding, photographing and travelling has brought him to many stunning places on this beautiful globe, and it will bring him no doubt in many more. It is in his blood. Owner of Dutch stock agency www.agami.nl.

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Pierre Gagnaux
Pierre Gagnaux

Is it not possible to stop all import of food and water in Cyprus, after some time they will be no more people to make that !