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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01. 01. 2022

First poachers caught in Cyprus winter operation

01.01.2023

During our winter mission in Cyprus, three hunters were caught in the last days of December. Two of them had been using illegal electronic decoys while hunting larks and were caught red-handed together with wardens from the Game & Fauna Service. The third man had attracted attention for the same offence: He had used an electronic decoy caller with thrush song - a comparatively minor offence. His misfortune: wardens took over an hour to get to the scene of the crime. While other hunters use such waiting times to escape, he changed his decoy to meadow pipits and had already shot four of the protected migratory birds. If the officials had caught him with the device during the thrush hunt, he would have got away with a few hundred euros fine. Now he has to pay 2,500 euros for shooting the meadow pipits! 

Read more about our bird protection camps in Cyprus here.