Jonathan Franzen’s 2015 film “Emptying the Skies” about the illegal trapping of songbirds along the Mediterranean coast does a thorough, sobering job of covering what is a pretty grotesque practice.
Once again our blog is sponsoring “The Dutch Knights” in the “Champions of the Flyway” event on 29th March 2016.
They will line up in Eilat Israel together with other crack birding teams with a common purpose – to raise awareness about the urgent need for action.
Raising awareness about the need for action:
Take a look at the shocking photos below to convince yourself about the need for urgent action. Hunting and trapping of migrating birds is still being extensively practiced in many European countries. e.g. France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Albania, Croatia, Georgia.
We invite you to share your opinion whether the killing of birds in Southern Europe should be allowed to continue? Please vote and leave your comments at the bottom of this page:
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BirdLife International organizes an event each year – Champions of the Flyway – to generate funding that results in direct conservation action for birds in the Mediterranean flyway.
Millions of birders from every corner of the world participate – either by racing in person or by following events live online. As race teams tweet their sightings in real time, anyone, anywhere in the world can follow the race live on Twitter and participate virtually.
Focusing on Wildlife is sponsoring The Dutch Knights in their mission to stop the illegal killing of birds. Their fundraising page can be found on the link below.
All teams are in competition to see who will raise the most to stop the illegal killing of birds.
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