As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Good news as 'more birds crossing safely' over Cyprus, avoiding trappers

CYPRUS - FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE•
Monday, 11 April, 2016

Spring trapping has been showing clear signs of decrease in the past few years and more birds are crossing safely in Cyprus, Alexander Heyd, Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) General Director, has said.

Since the beginning of April, the environmental organization Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) and Pro Biodiversity Foundation (SPA) are conducting their 9th spring Bird Protection Camp in Cyprus with the code name "Safe Island", a press release issued here today by CABS says.

The goal of ‘Safe Island’ camp is to protect the migratory birds travelling through Cyprus on their long journey from Africa to Europe.

Millions of those birds, in addition to resident bird species, are falling prey each year of poachers.

The Camp aims at detecting active trapping sites with mistnets and/or limesticks and reporting them to the local authorities (Anti-Poaching Squad of the Cyprus Police and the Sovereign British Area Police) in order to combat this illegal phenomenon and ensure a safe flight for the birds.


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