06. 12. 2021
Autumn bird protection camp in Cyprus now complete
Our autumn bird protection camp in Cyprus has now ended. Unfortunately, this year illegal bird trapping with nets and limesticks as well as hunting with illegal electronic decoys was more widespread than ever before. Since the beginning of September, 15 nature lovers from all corners of Europe have been active in Cyprus to save as many birds as possible. Our teams have reported a total of 139 active trapping sites and 60 hunting sites with illegal poaching. A record number of 61 poachers were convicted (46 trappers and 15 for hunting protected species). In addition, 1893 limesticks, 110 nets, 107 electronic decoys were confiscated. In the process, 1359 birds were freed from traps and countless others were able to continue their migration to Africa. You can get an overview of our actions on the Mediterranean island here.