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The Griffon Vulture Milan from Serbia was shot to death in Syria

Recent poaching cases involving Balkan vultures

Unsettling news from Europe and the Middle East, with several poaching incidents involving …

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One of the two Bonelli’s Eagles that died from poisoning in Cyprus © Game and Fauna Service

First illegal wildlife poisoning conviction achieved in Cyprus

Today, we are moving away from the Balkans to share a milestone in …

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The dead Cinereous Vulture Praha-Liberec during the necropsy © ANIMA

Cinereous Vulture reintroduced in Bulgaria dies in Greece

On the last day of 2022, the Cinereous Vulture ‘Praha-Liberec,’ reintroduced in Bulgaria, …

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Animation video: It’s time to stop illegal wildlife poisoning

A new animation video produced by the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) within the …

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BalkanDetox LIFE key achievements of 2022

2022 has been another busy year for the BalkanDetox LIFE team, realising several …

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Detecting poisoned baits in Greece while investigating an incident © Dimitris Vavylis/ HOS

Adoption of operational protocols in the new Joint Ministerial Decision tackling wildlife poisoning in Greece

A crucial step has recently been taken in Greece toward safeguarding threatened species …

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Ambitious-initiative-boosts-capacities-in-13-countries-to-effectively-prosecute-wildlife-crime-More professionals from the Balkans successfully completed Levels 1 and 2 of the Wildlife Crime Academy in 2022 within the BalkanDetox LIFE.jpeg

Boosting capacities to improve wildlife crime prosecution across 13 countries

More than 30 professionals from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa recently …

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The GREEN FUND co-finances the BalkanDetox LIFE Project in Greece

The Green Fund with its Board Decision No. 1242.4/2022 co-finances the LIFE19 GIE/NL/001016 …

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Wildlife Crime Academy-inspired seminar bolsters capacities in Cyprus

Through CSI, forensic science and judicial processes, poisoning and other wildlife crimes can …

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Illegal wildlife poisoning depletes Balkan biodiversity yet only 1% of cases reach court

The illegal use of poisonous substances in the environment to target ‘undesirable’ animals …

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Serious poisoning incident causes mass mortality of protected birds in Serbia

Serious poisoning incident causes mass mortality of protected birds in Serbia

It has been a terrible past few days for poisoning mortality, with grave …

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New video explores the phenomenon of wildlife poisoning in Albania through the years

Did you know that wildlife poisoning was not treated as a crime in …

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Educational workshops in the areas defined as hotspots for wildlife poisoning in Albania

Educational workshops in the areas defined as hotspots for wildlife poisoning in Albania

The practice of wildlife poisoning in Albania has started before the 90s to …

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Appropriate response to poisoning incident prevents mass mortality of 18 Griffon Vultures in North Macedonia

A recent poisoning incident involving many dogs in the Republic of North Macedonia …

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Releasing rehabilitated Griffon Vultures back to the wild in Croatia © BIOM.

Tagging and releasing rescued Griffon Vultures in Croatia

Croatia is one of the few places hosting Griffon Vultures that nest in …

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Progress review: The first year of BalkanDetox LIFE

In the one year since the launch BalkanDetox LIFE, the project partners have achieved …

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Wildlife Crime Academy Advanced Course

Wildlife Crime Academy: Advanced Course equips participants to improve forensic and police investigation on poisoning incidents in the Balkans and beyond

In today’s conservation work, combating wildlife crime is essential to effectively protect and …

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Educational workshops about poisoning in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Educational workshops about poisoning in Bosnia and Herzegovina raise awareness about the issues in hotspots to help preserve wildlife

Illegal animal poisoning in Bosnia and Herzegovina poses a significant threat to wildlife, …

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Educational initiatives among key local communities on vultures and poisoning in the Republic of North Macedonia

This summer, within the BalkanDetox LIFE project, our North Macedonian partners from the Маcedonian Ecological …

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First wildlife poisoning stakeholder meeting in Croatia generates key insights from the perspective of target groups

Wildlife poisoning is a common and significant problem in the central Dalmatian region. …

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The perception of Albanians about wildlife poisoning

The perception of Albanians about wildlife poisoning – informative-educational meetings in some rural areas of southern Albania

Wildlife poisoning in Albania is an open secret and a widespread phenomenon throughout …

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Tackling the problem of animal poisoning in Serbia in hotspot areas and vulture colonies

Engaging with relevant stakeholders about the problem of animal poisoning in Serbia is …

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Wildlife Crime Academy: using CSI and forensic science to solve wildlife crimes across 9 countries

The Wildlife Crime Academy is finally here!

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Wildlife Crime Academy: first training starts in one week

In Andalusia, Spain, they even use helicopters to investigate suspicious bird mortality. An action …

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