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Group photo of the participants at the wildlife crime training in Sardinia © LIFE Safe for Vultures

Fighting wildlife crime in Sardinia: international training events and working toward new regional law

In a significant move to ensure the safety and long-term well-being of ...
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International conference on wildlife crime in Cyprus

The crime against wildlife poses a significant threat to biodiversity. Poisoning, illegal ...
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“The weight of lead” and its dreadful impacts: key takeaways of the National Conference in Italy

On 2 December, the Bergamo Museum of Natural Sciences “Enrico Caffi”, Italy, organised ...
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Serbia: First National Anti-Poisoning Training Course with the BalkanDetox LIFE project 

In November 2023, 20 veterinary pathologists from Serbia attended the first national ...
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Dr. Darcy Ogada holding Hooded Vulture Photo M. Odino link card

Dr. Darcy Ogada: Unveiling the complex web of vulture poisoning in Africa and Europe

Dr. Darcy Ogada will be a Keynote Speaker at the European Vulture ...
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The first case of Bearded Vulture mortality potentially associated with pentobarbital intoxication 

Pentobarbital is a pharmaceutical drug commonly used for domestic animals’ euthanasia. In ...
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The social costs of Vulture Collapse in India

The loss of biodiversity can have far-reaching consequences on ecosystems and human ...
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Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture and Cinereous Vulture © Pilar Oliva-Vidal

World Environment Day: Tackling poison and pollutants that affect vulture populations and human well-being

Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated globally to focus attention ...
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Wildlife Crime Academy © Vulture Conservation Foundation

Strengthening environmental protection: Bulgaria establishes new police sector to combat wildlife crimes

Bulgaria takes a momentous leap forward in protecting wildlife and its natural ...
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This Griffon Vulture was able to move through the woods before it died © Dara Brodey/ Rewilding Apennines

Suspected mass poisoning claims lives of wolves and Griffon Vultures in the Central Apennines

A troubling incident unfolded in Cocullo, in the Central Apennines, raising concerns ...
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New BalkanDetox LIFE video vividly illustrates the vicious cycle of illegal wildlife poisoning

Illegal wildlife poisoning is a cruel and harmful practice. Despite being banned ...
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Closeup during practical exam inspecting a trash bag © Vulture Conservation Foundation

Transforming conservation: Wildlife Crime Academy’s groundbreaking training raises the bar in wildlife crime prosecution

The fight against wildlife crime has reached new heights with the successful ...
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White-backed vulture Gyps africanus

Telemetry study reveals the challenges and possibilities of creating Vulture Safe Zones in Africa

Protected areas (PAs) are crucial tools for biodiversity conservation, and this is ...
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Installing electric fences in Greece to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts and illegal wildlife poisoning © WWF Greece

Greece: Electric fences to save vultures from unintentional poisoning

How can electric fences support vulture recovery? Vultures face a significant threat ...
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One of the poisoned Bonelli’s Eagles © Game and Fauna Service

A first for Cyprus: €21,000 fine imposed for illegal wildlife poisoning

For the first-ever time in Cyprus, prosecuting authorities issued a €21,000 fine ...
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BalkanDetox LIFE Animation video: It’s time to stop illegal wildlife poisoning

A new animation video produced by the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) within ...
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Ambitious initiative boosts capacities in 13 countries to effectively prosecute wildlife crime

BalkanDetox LIFE key achievements of 2022

2022 has been another busy year for the BalkanDetox LIFE team, realising ...
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A poisoned Egyptian Vulture in Greece, a globally endangered species © Lavrentis Sidiropoulos/ HOS

New decision in Greece a step forward toward combating illegal wildlife poisoning

A crucial step has recently been taken in Greece toward safeguarding threatened ...
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Ambitious initiative boosts capacities in 13 countries to effectively prosecute wildlife crime

More than 30 professionals from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa ...
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Over 150 vultures deliberately poisoned to death in South Africa and Botswana

The poisoning crisis continues in Africa and vultures pay the price. Last ...
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