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A Jewel of an Oasis

A true oasis in a desert of water That contradiction in terms describes an area we visited recently near the River Agogna south of Novara and west of Milan. It...

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Bonelli’s Eagle saved and released back to the wild

  In the Spring of 2016 a young Bonelli’s Eagle, recently fledged, was shot by a poacher near Licata in southern Sicily. The bird was critically injured and was taken...

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Finches for sale in Palermo

18 March 2018 Carabinieri officers from Palermo have carried out yet another raid in the market of Ballarò. Three people have been reported for receiving and holding protected wildlife and...

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Summary of the Anti-poaching camps in Sardinia

ANTI-POACHING IN SARDINIA: 3,000 TRAPS SEIZED, 2 MEN DENOUNCED. POSITIVE RESULT OF THE LIPU CAMP IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LAW-ENFORCEMENT FORCES The operations took place in Sulcis and Sarrabus. Young...

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Anti-poaching camps in Calabria 2018

From Giovanni Albarella, Anti-poaching – Calabria 2018 Once again, this year we shall have the Anti-poaching Camp on the Calabrian side of the Messina Strait, the fieldwork will run from...

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LIPU Anti-poaching Success in Sardinia

  POACHING IN SARDINIA: 930 TRAPS FOR SMALL MIGRATORY BIRDS REMOVED BY LIPU VOLUNTEERS – IN ONE WEEK For the first time drones are used in the search for bird...

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A Recipe for Christmas

As Christmas approaches, I was looking for Italian recipes and found this: Thrushes with Myrtle The method of creating this Sardinian masterpiece which uses “Wild Birds – (starlings, thrushes, blackbirds,...

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Annual Trustees’ Report and Accounts

Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts.  LIPU-UK is a registered charity, No 1081826, whose business year ends on 30 June each year. For the year ended 30 June 2017 the Trustees’...

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Thanks, Patrizia

On August 31st Patrizia Rossi will be leaving LIPU’s Agriculture section. With the competing demands of school, family and LIPU, Patrizia came to the difficult and even sad decision to...

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Trapping of birds in Italy – how you can help

We’re in the 21st Century and still we see cruelty and trapping of birds in many countries around the Mediterranean, but in this post I’ll be looking at the trapping...

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