Birdwatching & Conservation

Author: Green Cyprus

BirdLife Cyprus. BirdLife Cyprus dedicates itself to the conservation of wild birds in Cyprus. It aims to promote the study and protection of the birds of Cyprus and their habitats, and to enable the citizens of Cyprus and other countries to play their part in achieving this goal. Green Cyprus supports and encourages the work of this committed organisation which is evident from the various activities, campaigning, conservation projects and other events which they carry out. The following information gives a brief insight into BirdLife Cyprus.


Formed in 2003, BirdLife Cyprus is a non-governmental, non-profit, registered organization (NGO) that works to conserve wild birds, their habitats and wider biodiversity in Cyprus, through research, monitoring, lobbying and conservation and awareness-raising actions. It is the national Partner of BirdLife International, a global Partnership of nature conservation organisations working in more than 100 countries worldwide. 


BirdLife Cyprus is currently the most active conservation organization in Cyprus, running campaigns against illegal bird trapping and poaching and for the designation and protection of Important Bird Areas as Special Protection Areas, as well as campaigns in the area of agriculture, education and awareness-raising. Furthermore, BirdLife Cyprus implements or takes part in a plethora of other programmes, such as a LIFE Oroklini project for the restoration and management of the Oroklini Lake, and the ‘Gypas’ Project for the recovery of the extremely reduced Cypriot population of Griffon Vultures, carried out under the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Greece-Cyprus (2007-2013).


If you would like to know more about BirdLife Cyprus, please visit  where you can find detailed information about becoming a member, getting involved in conservation projects, birdwatching, education and other events.


Alternatively, contact Lilia Kapsali at PO Box 28076, 2090 Nicosia. Telephone 22455072, email: