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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Zypern – 19. 01. 2024

Winter camp in Cyprus - first poachers convicted


Our teams have observed hunters all over the south-east of the island using illegal electronic decoys to lure migratory thrushes in front of awaiting guns, and bird trappers have also reacted by setting up nets. In just the last few days,  wardens from the Game & Fauna Service have seized a total of 17 decoys and 7 trapping nets, and 13 song thrushes have been released alive as a direct result of CABS field investigations. Unfortunately, the fines for using the decoys are very low at just €500. On the other hand, the decline in bird trapping with nets is positive, as our persistent fieldwork is clearly disrupting and preventing large-scale poaching.