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Bird Protection Camps 2019

In 2019 we will again be conducting coordinated bird protection operations together with our Cypriot, Italian, Spanish, French and Maltese partners. All operations are financed principally from donations made. With increasing international participation in our camps, the expansion of our activities, as well as the importance of our activities for European bird populations as a whole, we would welcome support from bird and nature lovers worldwide. You can make an online donation here.

Please note that due to current events changes to the timetable can occur at short notice. In addition we do not wish to openly publish all areas and exact dates of operations. Walls have ears - or more accurately the poachers in the countries affected are known to read our homepage regularly. We apologise for the vagueness of some of the details.

If you are interested in joining one of our bird protection camps (BPC) you should be aware that we expect participants in our operations to meet a number of requirements. The more important ones - can be read here where you also find a link to an online application form with questionnaire.


Date Operation
Winter
12.01. – 03.02.2019 Winter BPC on Cyprus: Location and dismantling of illegal nets for bird trapping , support for the Anti-Poaching Squad (APS)
Spring
09.03. – 07.04.2019 Control of songbird trapping on Malta - searching for illegal trapping sites
23.03. – 03.04.2019 Bird Protection Camp in Lebanon
30.04. – 07.04.2019 Spring operation against illegal songbird trapping in Brescia (Italy), search for illegal mist nets (Italian members only)
06.04. – 12.05.2019 BPC on Cyprus: Location and dismantling of illegal limesticks and nets for bird trapping
13.04. – 05.05.2019 Bird Protection Camp on Ponza: Monitoring the ban on spring hunting and dismantling illegal traps for songbirds
13.04. – 06.05.2018 Spring BPC on Malta: Operations to combat the illegal shooting of migrant birds of prey and song birds; location of illegal song bird trapping sites
22.04. – 05.05.2019 Operations against illegal shooting of birds of prey in the Strait of Messina, location of illegal clap nets for finches (Italian members only)
22.04. – 28.04.2019 Spring BPC on the island of Ischia: Operations to combat illegal trapping of redstarts, Nightingales and Wheatear
11.05. – 19.05.2019 BPC in Trentino/Bozen (Italy): Operation in South Tyrol to tackle nest-robbers
Summer
20.07. – 04.08.2019 Control of wader trapping on Malta - searching for illegal trapping sites
24.08. – 01.09.2019 Summer BPC in Brescia: Location and reporting illegal traps for Flycatchers and other songbirds to the police (Italian members only)
Autumn
07.09. – 10.11.2019 Autumn BPC on Cyprus: Location and dismantling of illegal limesticks and nets for bird trapping
19.10. – 03.11.2019 The annual major BPC on Malta and Gozo: Operations to combat the illegal shooting of migrant birds of prey and song birds; location of illegal electronic bird decoys
21.09. – 13.10.2019 CABS BPC against raptor poaching in the Lebanon
25.09. – 27.10.2019 The major BPC In Brescia Province, N. Italy: Location and dismantling of traps, nets and live bird decoys around Lakes Garda and Iseo, in cooperation with the Carabinieri
19.10. – 03.11.2019 Control of songbird trapping on Malta
22.10. – 03.11.2019 Operations against illegal bird trapping in Valencia (Spain): Location and dismantling of limestick installation and support for the police (Spanish and Italian members only)
November 2019 BPC on Sardinia: Location and destruction of horsehair snares for thrushes and other song birds (Italian members only)
November 2019 Control of golden plover trapping on Malta - searching for illegal trapping sites