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EU Award for LIFE Project – Choose Nature (Choona)

Danilo Selvaggi, LIPU Director General, 3rd June As perhaps you already know yesterday we received a Special Award 2021 from the European Commission for our project, Life Choose Nature (the...

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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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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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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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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 visit to La Fagiana Recovery Centre

On a recent visit to Italy we visited LIPU Head Office in Parma but, on our way there we were fortunate to call in at the CRFS La Fagiana and...

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