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Success at a wonderful heronry

In 2018 LIPU-UK helped with the funding of the purchase of Canneto Boverio, in a partnership between Buchvif and LIPU; this wonderful nature reserve, small but important, was described as “A...

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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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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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Collared Pratincoles in Sicily

The Piana di Gela is one of the most important agricultural areas of Sicily. Named after the city of Gela (an ancient Greek settlement), it was famed for its wheat...

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A Review of the Year 2018-19

LIPU-UK has just closed another successful business year – and what a year this has been! We started with a greater fund raising target than ever before and had a...

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Bonelli’s Eagle Protection in 2019

This encouraging report has been received from Giuseppe Rannisi of LIPU Catania in Sicily In 2019, three surveillance camps were organized by Gruppo Tutela Rapaci. GTR involves LIPU volunteers, as...

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An extension to Canneto Boverio

A previous post explained the partnership between LIPU and Burchvif in the creation of a small but wonderful oasis in the midst of a rice growing area – the...

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Egyptian Vulture success in Puglia

If you are lucky enough to have done any birding in Spain, you are likely to have come across large flocks of Griffon vultures soaring overhead. Amongst these huge vultures,...

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First born of 2019

News just announced is that in one of the nests controlled by Camp 1, in the Agrigento area in Sicily, the first Bonelli’s Eagle of 2019 has been born! The...

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