1,000 birds culled after avian flu outbreak

Cyprus’ veterinary services will put down 1,000 birds at two farms in Paralimni after cases of avian influenza were found on the premises. Authorities have been on bird flu alert since last

Bases bird trapping arrest

A Greek Cypriot man is due to appear in court on September 19 after he was arrested for illegal bird trapping in the Pyla Range area of Xylophagou inside the British bases

Illegal bird trappings on the rise

Conservation group BirdLife Cyprus reported a “worrying increase” in illegal bird trappings last year, blaming reduced fines for killing protected species. “This sadly comes as no surprise, following a shameful relaxation of


Injured birds released into the wild

This week, staff from the Akrotiri Environmental and Education Centre and the Cyprus Game and Fauna Service released four protected bird species back into the wild after they were successfully rehabilitated. The