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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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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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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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