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How dangerous power lines can be made safer for birds

Overhead power lines can often have negative impacts for wildlife – especially birds. Collisions with these structures are responsible for the death of millions of birds throughout the world, especially raptors and other large birds, and have the potential to negatively affect their populations. With a continuously expanding power line network, it is becoming increasingly […]

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Griffon Vulture population remains steady according to latest census

Another annual winter Griffon Vulture census was completed with success last December, with the involvement of the Game and Fauna Service, the Cyprus Conservation Foundation – Terra Cypria, the SBA Environment Department, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) and our team of dedicated volunteers. On the day, a maximum count of around 20 individuals was recorded,

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2020 project review

Despite 2020 being an extra challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LIFE with Vultures team working to save the vulnerable Griffon Vulture population in Cyprus achieved a lot for the conservation of the species.  Research Population Viability Analysis (PVA) A Population Viability Analysis (PVA) was conducted to estimate the extinction risk for Griffon

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Simulating the future of the Griffon Vulture in Cyprus

Throughout the world, vultures face severe population declines and local extinctions due to the extensive use of poisoned baits. In addition to this deadly threat, a reduction in food availability due to the decline of extensive farming (and livestock grazing in particular) and the introduction of strict carcass disposal legislation further suppresses their survival chances.

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Φόλες στην κυπριακή ύπαιθρο: πολλαπλά θύματα, απαγορευμένες ουσίες και ατιμωρησία

Η χρήση δηλητηριασμένων δολωμάτων (φόλες) είναι τεκμηριωμένα μία από τις σοβαρότερες απειλές για την άγρια ζωή σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο. Αν και παράνομη σε Κύπρο και Ευρώπη, η χρήση δηλητηριασμένων δολωμάτων αποτελεί επίμονο πρόβλημα της κυπριακής υπαίθρου και αποτελεί την κύρια αιτία για την κατάρρευση του πληθυσμού του Πυρόχρου Γύπα Gyps fulvus στην Κύπρο. Στο

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