Thousands of Lesser Spotted Eagles die in Lebanon

Thousands of rare Lesser Spotted Eagles die in Lebanon

For the first time, bird conservationists present a concrete estimate of the extent of the persecution of one of Europe’s rarest eagle.

Berlin / Bonn - 5000 Lesser Spotted Eagles are killed each year by poachers in Lebanon as they attempt to complete the migration to their wintering quarters. This shocking estimate is the result of a joint research by the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) and the German journal Der Falke (The Falcon).