Over 25 000 000 birds are illegally killed around the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caucasus every year, from the smallest songbirds to the most powerful birds of prey. Endangered species, already hit hard by habitat loss and climate change, are being pushed closer to extinction and all in open defiance of the law.

With the support of MAVA and other donors, BirdLife together with their partners Vulture Conservation Foundation and EuroNatur, are launching a new campaign “Flight for Survival” to raise awareness about the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean, with special focus on Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt and Lebanon, and their conservation activities to fight this. The campaign shares stories about the spectacular migratory journeys of seven birds and exposes the different dangers they face at some of the worst illegal killing blackspots along the African-Eurasian flyway.

Follow #FlightForSurvival on social media to know more.

Reducing mortality of migratory birds and vultures in the Mediterranean is a priority theme for MAVA. Read more here.

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