Komitee gegen den Vogelmord e.V. Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)

Komitee gegen den Vogelmord e. V.
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)

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Bird hunting and poaching outside the CABS' priority areas

In addition to our main operational areas - Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Cyprus and Lebanon - we also work in other countries. Find out about CABS' current areas of work and those in which we have worked successfully in the past - or which we hope to include in the programme one day. 


Finches are caught with nets, and traps are set for robins and other insectivores. The birds land in the kitchen or in the cage.

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United Kingdom

The UK has a major problem with the illegal killing of birds of prey and it should be responsible for fighting poaching in its Cypriot military territories. 

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CABS has fought for more than 15 years against bird catching with nets in Belgium. It was banned in 1993 - a real success story!

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Quail hunting with the help of illegal electronic lures (caller machines) is widespread in Serbia. Every summer, we work against this practice together with our partner association. 

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Illegal traps, glue rods and nets, spring hunting and the shooting of protected species are widespread in all parts of Greece. 

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Romania and Bulgaria

Foreign hunters travel to Romania to hunt Eurasian Skylarks. The use of electronic lure devices for Skylark hunting was banned following a complaint by CABS.

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The Goldfinch is one of the most popular "pets" in Turkey. With nets and  cage-traps Finches are collected and bred everywhere in the country. In the southeast of the country, bird of prey shooting frequently occurs.

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Millions of birds are caught with nets or limesticks, and many migratory birds are shot. Endangered species such as the Golden Oriole and the Turtle Dove are affected. 

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