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Anti-poaching success – Po Delta

“PO DELTA 2021” VAST ANTI-POACHING OPERATION CONCLUDED BY THE CARABINIERI FORESTALI: 22 COMPLAINTS, 1 ARREST, ALMOST 1,000 DEAD DUCKS. LIPU VOLUNTEERS IN SUPPORT OF THE MILITARY A video by the...

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A telephone call that changes a life – ChooNa

 Enthusiasm, civil engagement, a wish to work for nature. With these values 300 young volunteers took part in the project Life ChooNa for the conservation of 6 species at risk...

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LIPU-UK Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20

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 2020 the...

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Red-footed Falcons in the Parma area

It is ten years since LIPU-UK supported a project to install nest boxes for Lesser Kestrels in Matera, Puglia. It was a clear success with occupancy exceeding 80% after the...

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Protection for breeding Montagu’s Harriers

A slim, grey, long-winged raptor floats low over a field margin in search of prey. A black stripe across the inner wing tells this male from its cousin, the hen...

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Goldfinches seized in Palermo Italy

A young man from Palermo was caught by the Forestry Carabinieri of the Centro Anti  Natura  Crimes of Palermo, Nucleo CITES, for possesion of protected wildlife iInside his home. The...

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The Hard-to-Swallow Hazelnut

Concerns are growing over the intensive farming of this nut, which is causing land degradation and pollution and putting biodiversity at risk. Federica Luoni, Nature Conservation Area, LIPU Translated from...

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ILLEGAL KILLING OF BIRDS (IKB) – OPERATION PEREGRINUS

A very large operation code-named ‘Peregrinus’ was implemented in the last few days in many locations across the whole of Italy. The Prosecutor office of Enna (Sicily) led the investigations...

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WELL-KNOWN PALERMO POACHER ARRESTED WHILE TRAPPPING GOLDFINCHES ALONG THE RIVER IMERA

WELL-KNOWN PALERMO POACHER ARRESTED WHILE TRAPPPING GOLDFINCHES ALONG THE RIVER IMERA A well-known Palermo bird-catcher was stopped in the town of Buonfornello (PA) on the bed of the River Imera...

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The capture of wild birds to be used as decoys

News from the European commission, but a bit of background first: Good news in an on ongoing legal saga. 1. The European Commission ruled that the capture of wild birds...

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