Massacre on Cyprus. Researchers call for a crack down on poachers who lure millions of birds to their deaths on the Mediterranean island with recordings of their own songs.

Massacre on Cyprus. Researchers call for a crack down on poachers who lure millions of birds to their deaths on the Mediterranean island with recordings of their own songs.

Millions of birds like the Sardinian warbler (above) and the Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) have been migrating through the region for a long time. And, each year for many years, poachers on Cyprus have been trapping and killing them illegally. The slaughter is now said to have reached “industrial levels.” A study just published by The […]

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21 hours

Yesterday was extremely long. I left home very early, met up with Piki and together we sailed down towards the Dead Sea. Despite the dire state of the shrinking Dead Sea, Climate Change, Sixth Extinction, Donald Trump etc., I find the view of the sun rising over the Edom Mountains of Jordan, above the Dead […]

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Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala

The Sardinian Warbler, Sylvia melanocephala, is a common warbler from the Mediterranean region. It breeds in the southernmost areas of Europe and Turkey and the eastern end of the Mediterranean. Unlike most “warblers”, it is not migratory, but some birds winter in north Africa. Factsheet: Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala   

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