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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Griechenland – 17. 03. 2024

Bird protection camp in Greece completed.


Although migratory bird hunting is legally suspended everywhere in the EU during spring, hunters on Zakynthos are out in force as if there were no international nature conservation law. During our four-week mission, an international team of ten CABS members inspected several parts of the Ionian island. We found around 140 active shooting shelters from which the poachers hunt turtle doves, orioles, birds of prey, cuckoos and swifts. As a result of our information, the police and game wardens have convicted 9 poachers - 10 further criminal proceedings against persons reported by us are still ongoing. A total of 9 hunting weapons, 140 rounds of ammunition and freshly shot birds were seized from the perpetrators. Planning has already begun for the next bird protection camp on Zakynthos.