Saturday, 4 August 2018

Wheatear in spring

Overseas Bird Crime

We continue to be horrified by the slaughter of birds in Cyprus - in 2017 a Birdlife Cyprus report revealed that an estimated 800,000+ birds were illegally killed on the Eastern Sovereign Base Area (ESBA). In autumn 2016 the police worked with the RSPB Investigations to install cameras at trapping hotspots on the ESBA and during seven operations 19 individuals were secretly filmed catching birds in mist nets strung between acacia bushes. All 19 men were successfully convicted.