Every year more than 2 million birds are being killed in Cypress alone through illegal poaching. The importance of education and public awareness is crucial to protect the millions of birds migrating via the Mediterranean.

The aim of the project, which VGP Foundation is supporting and is led by NABU International, is to encourage nature protection at a grassroots level to make three Cypriot villages more avi-fauna friendly and become a model for other villages to follow. In addition, the project foresees the addition of a Education & Awareness space to the wildlife rehabilitation centre.