CABS - Bird Protection Camp Timetable - 2020
Together with our partner associations in Italy, Spain, France, Malta and Cyprus; and in Serbia and Lebanon, CABS will conduct numerous campaigns and operations to protect the migratory flyways as best we can in 2020. The activities are almost exclusively financed by donations.
Please note that some of these dates may be subject to short-term change in relation to unforeseen circumstances. In addition, we won't reveal all the locations and exact dates - Italian and Maltese poachers also have internet access and of course browse our pages - hi! We apologise for any inaccuracy in the information.
If you are interested in participating in our bird protection camps, you should bring some basic requirements with you. You can find out selection criteria here.
|Date||Bird protection camp / Operation|
|01.12.2019 – 19.02.2020||Winter bird protection camp in Cyprus, search and dismantling of illegal nets for bird-trapping - main thrushes, support of police and game wardens.|
|07.03. – 22.03.2020||Spring mission to monitor finch trapping in Malta, search for illegal trapping sites.|
|10.04. – 03.05.2020||Action against bird poaching on the Mediterranean island of Ponza (Italy), surveillance of hunting grounds and dismantling of traps (for Italian members only).|
|11.04. – 17.05.2020||Spring bird protection camp in Cyprus, search and dismantling of illegal limesticks and nets to trap birds, support for police and game fund wardens.|
|12.04. – 25.04.2020||Bird protection camp on Malta and Gozo, action against illegal shooting of birds of prey and search for songbird trapping sites.|
|22.04. – 05.05.2020||Bird protection camp at the Strait of Messina (Italy), fight against illegal bird of prey shooting and bird trapping with nets (for Italian members only).|
|26.04. – 03.05.2020||Bird protection camp on Malta and Gozo, action against the illegal shooting of turtle doves and other protected species.|
|01.08. – 16.08.2020||Summer wader campaign in Malta, search for illegal wader trapping sites.|
|29.08. – 06.09.2020||Summer operation in Brescia (Italy), search for snap traps and nets for Pied Flycatchers.|
|12.09. – 27.09.2020||Large bird protection camp on Malta and Gozo, action against the illegal shooting down of birds of prey, search for electronic decoys.|
|25.08. – 15.11.2020||Large autumn bird protection camp in Cyprus: search and dismantling of illegal limesticks and nets to catch and kill birds, support police and game wardens. |
|26.09. – 11.10.2020||Bird protection camp in Lebanon, protection of migratory routes for birds of prey and storks and implementing the hunting law.|
|26.09. – 25.10.2020||Large bird protection camp in northern Italy: collection of traps, nets and live decoys around Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, with police support.|
|17.10. – 01.11.2020||Bird protection camp to monitor finch trapping on Malta, searching for illegal trapping sites.|
|22.10. – 08.11.2020||Bird protection camp in Valencia (Spain), search for limestick trapping sites and support of the police (for Italian and Spanish members only)|
|28.11. – 20.12.2020||Bird protection camp in Sardinia: Collecting horsehair snares to catch thrushes and other songbirds (for Italian members only)|
|28.11. – 13.12.2020||Bird protection camp to monitor the trapping of golden plovers on Malta, search for illegal trapping sites and mapping callers.|
|November/December 2020||Several operations to monitor waterfowl hunting in the Po Delta/North Italy. Dates TBC|
|December 2020||The winter bird protection camp in Cyprus starts on 05.12.2020 and will run until February 2021.|