06. 04. 2021
Bird trapping in Lebanon: 40 limesticks seized
Our colleagues from the Lebanese MESHC Anti-Poaching Unit and Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon succeeded in shutting down a limestick trapping site for songbirds in the vicinity of Barja, Al-Chouf. Following a tip-off from local hunters, the team coordinated with the Security Forces and were able to seize 40 limesticks from an olive grove. The ground adjacent to the traps was baited with animal hair, which the birds collect now at the beginning of the breeding season to build their nests - luring them to get caught on the cruel glue traps. Several birds were rescued.
You can learn more about our bird protection operations in Lebanon here.