Projects for better protection of migratory birds
Hunters, poachers, bird trappers and animal traders threaten our migratory birds everywhere along their migration routes. The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) is working across Europe to better protect our wild birds from persecution: With boots on the ground, lobbying, research, public relations, expert liaison, legal casework and support for local wildlife conservation and animal protection groups, we protect birds where the authorities fail.
In Italy, France and Spain, on Malta, Cyprus and Lebanon we conduct regular bird protection camps during the peak migration periods of spring and autumn; where tens of thousands of traps and nets are collected. In cooperation with the police stations and hunting supervisors, we place hundreds of poachers in flagranti throughout Europe every year during our operations, thus ensuring a sustainable fight against bird-catching and bird hunting.
In the EU and in Eastern Europe countries we are committed to combating pet trade and trophy hunting, researching wild bird trafficking networks and bird traders and providing expert advice to the authorities, customs and appropriate governmental regulatory bodies.
In Germany we advocate for stronger hunting and nature conservation laws, monitor waterfowl hunting in northern and eastern Germany in winter and are involved in the protection of birds of prey and the national monitoring scheme for raptor persecution. In addition, we maintain a species-rich floodplain and pond landscape in our Schleswig-Holstein protected areas. Furthermore, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) supervises projects across Germany to protect Marsh and Montagues harrier and the Black tern.