Zypern – 22. 10. 2021
Poaching gang members arrested in the British Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)
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PR - Poaching gang members arrested in the British Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus - CABS.
CABS volunteers were part of a successful action that has put to a halt a poaching gang operating in Ayios Nikolaos, one of the main hotspots of bird trapping in the Eastern Sovereign Base Area on Cyprus.
The operation was the latest in a series of successful operations against organised trapping gangs that were carried out in co-operation between CABS and the anti-poaching unit of the SBA Police. Earlier this autumn, CABS members assisted the police in convicting another three persons that were right at the top of the list of most wanted professional bird trappers.
“We are very happy about recent successful actions against organised poaching gangs operating in the Bases this autumn as these gangs have avoided punishment in the previous years. SBA Police have made a lot of efforts to investigate and to secure evidence to catch these trappers” said the CABS Wildlife Crime Officer Bostjan Debersek.
“However, we must not be complacent as there is still a lot of room for improvement. CABS has recorded an increase in levels of bird trapping both in the Bases and in the Republic of Cyprus this autumn.” added Debersek.
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Contact for more information: CABS Investigations Officer Andrea Rutigliano, +39 346 9484460 or Email to CABS@komitee.de