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 – 22. 05. 2024

Illegal spring hunting in tourist hotspot

22.05.2024

The Keri peninsula forms the southernmost point on the Greek island of Zakynthos and is therefore the first resting place for migratory birds arriving from the southwest after crossing the Mediterranean. Many holiday tourists gather here in summer, but the arrival of migrating birds in April and early May make this location popular with poachers too. On the peninsula, numerous groups of poachers were observed by CABS teams illegally shooting migratory birds on a daily basis. Based on the feathers found and the number of actively used hunting hides in this area alone, thousands of turtle doves are believed to have been illegally shot here in spring season. During our last operation in Keri, two poachers were caught by the police. Read our full press release from today here.