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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Deutschland – 02. 07. 2024

Update on our harrier protection project in the Rhineland.


The grain harvest is in full swing in the Rhineland and some fields have already been harvested. The young harrier chicks that nest on the ground are now in danger, as they have not yet fledged and often end up unseen in the combine harvester. In the Zülpicher Börde, we recorded the nesting sites in May and June together with the Biological Stations and districts and marked them in consultation with the farmers. They now leave square protection zones around the nests during the harvest where the harriers can raise their chicks. The farmers receive a compensation payment from the district authorities for not harvesting. To protect against predators, we have erected an electric fence at three of the six currently known nests. Other nests will probably manage without a fence. 

More information about the project is available here