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LIPU Elections 2019

Every four years the members of LIPU have the chance to vote for the officers of the association. This year the election is for 15 members of the LIPU Council...

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Aiming High – Project Support for 2019

After a series of successful years the British section of LIPU decided, after consultation with Claudio Celada (LIPU Conservation Director), to raise the funds needed for the following projects in...

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Annual Trustees’ Report and Accounts, 2018

          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...

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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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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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