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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17. 05. 2023

Saving wildlife from deadly ground nets in Cyprus.


Each year after the bird migration in Cyprus has subsided, CABS activists remain on the island to look for ground nets and report them to the municipal administrations, if necessary, we dismantle them ourselves and free trapped animals. Last year's announcement by the Ministry of Agriculture in Nicosia that it would take stronger action against the traps appears somewhat hollow given the evidence we’re already finding this year. In just the last two weeks, CABS staff have already found more than three dozen dead animals on the edges of properties and cut free several blunt-nosed vipers, agamas and long-eared hedgehogs out of nets. These animals were able to be released unharmed.

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