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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Europa – 20. 09. 2023

Lebanon: First poachers convicted!


Our international bird protection camp in Lebanon started just yesterday, and we have already been able to convict the first two poachers. The men had been shooting protected birds of prey in the mountains east of Beirut - they were caught and confronted by a CABS team with two shot honey buzzards. Before the police arrived, the perpetrators were able to flee in their car, but had admitted to shooting the strictly protected birds on camera. The evidence, which clearly identifies the men and includes the registration number of the getaway vehicle, was provided to the security forces (ISF). The extent of slaughter already observed by our teams is appalling: during our fieldwork in the districts of Beirut and Akkar, we found a total of 28 dead honey buzzards, 2 levant sparrowhawks and a marsh harrier within just a few hours, in addition to numerous shootings and killings of other birds - including hobby, short-toed eagles and lesser spotted eagles.

Find out more about our campaigns and operations in Lebanon here