CABS - Bird Protection Camps in Lebanon
Until now, the Lebanese security forces have largely lacked the resources to effectively enforce the protective provisions of the Lebanese hunting law 580. Since the new hunting law was introduced 2017, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) and our Lebanese partner associations have therefore coordinated large-scale bird protection operations in autumn and spring to "guard" the most important bird migration corridors in Lebanon and report violations directly to the authorities.
International experts and activists as well as numerous Lebanese bird conservationists and local hunters take part in these regular bird protection camps. In addition to cooperation with the police, the education of poachers, who are usually unaware of the damage they are doing to nature, also plays an important role. In addition to the work in the field, our partner associations SPNL and MESHC organise additional events and training courses for police and hunters each year, in order to win them over to the concept of responsible and sustainable hunting. We are also supported by Madame Claudine Aoun, the daughter of the Lebanese President, who together with her father is committed against poaching.