Italian bird watchers need our help!
Italy has a growing number of keen bird watchers and their own equivalent of the RSPB, called LIPU. Unfortunately the bird lovers are still heavily out-numbered by those who want to shoot birds of prey especially the easy targets of flocks of migrating raptors.
A few years ago LIPU successfully campaigned to get the anti-hunting laws strengthened to give protection during the breeding season and migratory periods. But now there are plans to reverse much of this.
You can make a difference by signing the petition before the end of August. More details are in the RSPB ?Birds? Autumn 2004 magazine in the top left hand corner of page 94.
Dot Lincoln –