Posted by: Dan | January 27, 2011

In Flight: BirdLife Cyprus January Newsletter

FEATURE: BirdLife Cyprus Midwinter Waterbird Census January 2011
BirdLife Cyprus’ Midwinter Waterbird Census took place during 22nd-23rd January 2011. Its purpose is to monitor the migratory and resident waterbird populations of all major wetlands internationally and use the results for important conservation work such as designation of Ramsar sites and BirdLife International Important Bird Areas (IBAs)…
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UN declares the period 2011-2020 ‘Decade on Biodiversity’
Just as the Year of Biodiversity ended, the United Nations Assembly in early January 2011 decided to declare the whole decade leading up to 2020 as ‘Decade on Biodiversity’. This period is key for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity for the same period adopted by the Conference of the Parties of the Convention of Biological Diversity at …
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Winter 2010 – 2011 trapping surveillance
BirdLife’s monitoring of this intransigent and huge problem, i.e. illegal bird trapping, continued during the winter period 2010/11, with systematic recording of trapping activity by our …
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E-newsletter gets new name
After six months of quest for a name and with your contribution BirdLife Cyprus’ e-newsletter is now renamed In-Flight e-news (Φτερωτά e-νέα in greek). Thanks to your imagination we had to choose from more than 30 names that you had sent to us. The preferred name was a suggestion from Mr. …
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The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map
BirdLife International published a map which shows the location of over 10,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs), the most important sites in the world for birds accompanied by their protection status. IBAs are highly important for the role they play in the network of the most significant sites for biodiversity conservation in general in the world …
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IBA monitoring workshop
The field monitoring programme, part of the project for revision of the Cyprus Important Bird Areas (IBA) inventory, is ongoing and volunteers participating in the monitoring gathered for a workshop on January 15th. The workshop was organised …
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A date with birds at Athalassa Park – 3rd of February 2011
To mark the World Wetlands Day which is on the 2nd February of every year, BirdLife Cyprus is organizing a “Date with birds” at Athalassa Park (Ayios Georgios) on the 3rd of February, Thursday, at 14:30 until 17:00. We will be there with a stand, binoculars and telescopes to show you the birds that live there. Bring your children along to paint paper facemasks and watch the beautiful colours of nature!…
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2011 Calendar
The 2011 Calendar is now available for purchase from our offices and selected bookshops. It includes brilliant bird pictures by Mr. A.P. Leventis, our most important supporter and funder. For each bird species presented there is also information on its habits, threats it’s facing and its conservation status…
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New pin badges and singing fluffy toys are now here!
Now you can support BirdLife Cyprus’s work by buying pins and singing fluffy toys from BirdLife’s collection. They all come at a big variety of Cyprus bird species and can become wonderful gifts for your friends and family…
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‘Be our eyes and ears’ – Help BirdLife Cyprus combat illegal bird killing
Illegal shooting and trapping of birds is a persistent problem in Cyprus – one that BirdLife Cyprus spends a lot of its time and energy campaigning on. But we need your help if we are to be more effective in combating this problem, as we simply do not have the capacity to be out there all the time…If you witness any violations of the hunting law including illegal trapping of wild birds, then please report these …
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Become a member or renew your membership online
With just few clicks it is now much easier to support our work. Now you can become a member, renew your annual subscription or donate online and safely through our website.
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Agenda – Field meetings and Activities
Saturday 5th February: Akrotiri Peninsula Leaders: June Neal. Waterbirds and other winter visitors. Meet at 9.30 am, Zakaki football stadium. 4×4 not necessary…
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LIFE+ Information Session 2011
The European Commission, in conjunction with STELLA Consulting and MWH, will organise an Information Session on the LIFE+ Programme in Cyprus. The aim of the Information Session is to inform potential applicants for the 2011 Call for Proposals about the LIFE+ Programme, …
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Photo competition
BirdLife Cyprus will be carrying out a photo competition with the aim of promoting the Birds of Cyprus. The theme of the competition is “Bird Behaviour”…
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