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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Malta – 04. 05. 2024

Swifts shot down in the island of Zakynthos.


CABS currently have teams active in the holiday island of Zakynthos, documenting the widespread and illegal spring hunting of protected migratory birds. Near the village of Ano Gerakari, one of our teams observed a poacher in a hunting hide continuously shooting like crazy at any passing bird. We immediately called the police. Upon arrival with the officers, the shooter had fled the scene. Close by we discovered two critically injured swifts ditched on the ground. We have since kept the site under surveillance, but the poacher has not returned.

This spring, a small team from the leading investigative new outlet in Greece Solomon joined us to witness first-hand the true scale of illegal spring hunting during the closed season. Read the aricle here: The “tradition” that kills thousands of turtle doves on Zakynthos.