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Bonelli’s Eagle Protection – 2018 report

GRUPPO TUTELA RAPACI 2018 GTR’s ANNUAL REPORT In 2018 the GTR organized three camps aimed to safeguarding some of Bonelli’s eagles’ (Aquila fasciata) breeding sites particularly exposed to the risk...

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A Raid on a Palermo Market

Early in the morning of Sunday, 5th August, the wildlife crime unit of the Carabinieri-Forestali of of Palermo seized more than 100 Goldfinches and 4 Sicilian Pond Turtles near Ballarò...

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Bonelli’s Eagle in Sicily 2018 – an extraordinary year

In 2011 there were just over twenty pairs of these beautiful eagles nesting in Sicily and the population was plummeting through the wholesale theft of eggs and young for the...

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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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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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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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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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Five Northern Bald Ibises shot during the autumn migration

The following is reprinted from the website of the Northern Bald Ibis reintroduction project:  http://waldrapp.eu/index.php/en/en-home Please consider signing the petition against illegal hunting in Italy which has had a serious...

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Raptor monitoring season begins

As I said recently one of the projects supported by LIPU-UK this year is the 14th survey of raptors migrating from their southern wintering grounds. Here is the first progress...

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