14. 01. 2021
Illegal raptor persecution in Germany
New ‘heat map’ shows extent of illegal raptor persecution in Germany - 299 out of 401 districts and independent cities affected. Today CABS publish an updated map based on our latest data to illustrate incidents of raptor persecution across Germany. The map shows the distribution of 1,591 cases recorded by wildlife crime monitoring scheme between 2005 and 2021 at district level. These were mainly confirmed kills involving poison, traps and firearms, in which a total of 2,166 goshawks, buzzards, red kites, peregrine falcons and other birds of prey were killed. The map clearly shows that this is a nationwide problem. Since most acts are committed in remote locations or on private property, our experts assume that more than 90 % of all stalking cases go undetected.
You can find more data at www.greifvogelverfolgung.de or in our bird protection blog.