The winter monitoring survey, carried out as part of BirdLife Cyprus's systematic illegal bird trapping monitoring programme, has now been completed. The overall picture for trapping activity for the year 2011 is one of an ecological disaster. The estimated bird death toll for 2011 has reached the shocking number of 2.8 million birds, exceeding that of 2010, which was up to now a record year for trapping. Sadly, 2011 has now set even higher record levels for our 10 year surveillance programme. Read more on our website www.birdlifecyprus.org

The winter monitoring survey, carried out as part of BirdLife Cyprus's systematic illegal bird trapping monitoring programme, has now been completed. The overall picture for trapping activity for the year 2011 is one of an ecological disaster. The estimated bird death toll for 2011 has reached the shocking number of 2.8 million birds, exceeding that of 2010, which was up to now a record year for trapping. Sadly, 2011 has now set even higher record levels for our 10 year surveillance programme. Read more on our website www.birdlifecyprus.org