Cyprus urged to ban hunting at coast to protect flamingoes from shotgun pellets

Cyprus urged to ban hunting at coast to protect flamingoes from shotgun pellets

Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network, amid concerns that migrating flamingos could swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets. Martin Hellicar, the director of Birdlife Cyprus, said flamingos were at risk of ingesting the tiny pellets lying on the lakebed as they fed. Like […]

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Over 700 protected birds confiscated in ‘largest haul in years’

Over 700 protected birds confiscated in ‘largest haul in years’

More than 700 dead protected birds were confiscated by authorities on Thursday in what they say is the largest such haul in six years. In a joint operation, members of the police’s Administrative Law Enforcement unit together with officials from the Environment and Resources Authority, seized birds including eagles, falcons and vultures as well as […]

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After a 10 year battle, Tanzania’s ‘Flamingo Factory’ is safe

Last week, the conservation world received some extremely good news when the Government of Tanzania decided to abandon plans to construct a soda ash factory at Lake Natron, the most significant breeding site for Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) after becoming aware of the potential impacts. BirdLife International congratulates the Government of the United Republic of […]

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