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The Balkans participate at the international conference on wildlife crime

The crime against wildlife poses a significant threat to biodiversity. Poisoning, illegal hunting, ...
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First National Anti-Poisoning Training Course with the BalkanDetox LIFE project

Serbia: First National Anti-Poisoning Training Course

In November 2023, 20 veterinary pathologists from Serbia attended the first national anti-poisoning ...
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Health of children most susceptible to pesticide misuse

New video and study: The hidden health risks of pesticide misuse

Pesticide misuse brings hidden dangers, casting a shadow over our daily lives and ...
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Strengthening wildlife crime prosecution: Hopeful step with new police sector in Bulgaria

Hope arises for stronger prosecution of illegal wildlife poisoning and other wildlife crimes ...
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New video vividly illustrates the vicious cycle of illegal wildlife poisoning

Illegal wildlife poisoning is a cruel and harmful practice. Despite being banned in ...
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Group photo with participants and professors of the Wildlife Crime Academy Level 3 Course © Antonio Atienza Fuerte

Wildlife Crime Academy produces 44 experts in Wildlife Crime Investigation and Analysis from 9 countries in Europe

With the successful conclusion of the Wildlife Crime Academy‘s Level 3 Supreme Course ...
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How can electric fences help save vultures from unintentional poisoning in Greece

How can electric fences support the recovery of vultures? Vultures face a significant ...
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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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Cinereous Vultures reintroduced in Bulgaria © Green Balkans

Hunters prosecuted in Hungary for killing Cinereous Vulture reintroduced in Bulgaria

Four hunters were caught and prosecuted in Hungary for wildlife crime following an ...
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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 workshop cyprus © Vulture Conservation Foundation 3

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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Balkan Vultures Poison Study 2022_Poisoned Griffon Vulture in Bulgaria_Hristo Peshev: FWFF_Balkan

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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