Die "Erfassungs- und Dokumentationsstelle Greigfvogelverfolgung und Artenschutzkriminalität" – (Raptor Persecution and Wildlife Crime Monitoring Scheme).
CABS has been working against illegal raptor persecution in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) since the 1980s. In 2015, this work was extended to the whole of Germany. The project EDGAR - Registration and Documentation Centre for Raptor Persecution and Wildlife Crime - was funded by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) for three years from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2018 with funds from the Federal Environment Ministry. Since then, the project has stood on its own two feet and is financed by supporter donations. Staff from CABS headquarters in Bonn, document all known cases of illegal bird of prey persecution in Germany, file criminal charges, advise reporters, witnesses and authorities, offer advise and guidance on site.
On the EDGAR website, we present the project and provide information on the entire range of topics. There you will find a comprehensive overview of the current methods used in illegal raptor persecution, we give nature lovers and authorities tips on how to recognise intentional targeting and show how poultry farmers and pigeon fanciers can protect their birds from birds of prey. In addition, we present all relevant laws on the subject and offer downloadable publications (In German).
A key component of the EDGAR site is a reporting form, which you can use to report cases of bird of prey tracking that you have become aware of. Our experts are ready to advise you, to help you with the filing of criminal charges and - if desired or necessary - to investigate on site.
You can access the EDGAR project website here ...