Members of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter Cyprus have uncovered a huge bird trapping site with 274 limesticks in the Famagusta district, the NGO said in a post on Twitter and Facebook.
It said that game wardens were called in and caught the poacher who was fined €2,400.
During field investigations in Famagusta district of southeast #Cyprus our @CABS_REPORTS team deployed as part of our ongoing #birdprotectioncamp discovered a huge bird trapping site containing 274 limesticks. Game wardens were called & caught the poacher. €2400 fine was issued. pic.twitter.com/xQU69gzzo7
— CABS (@CABS_REPORTS) November 20, 2019
Although trapping levels have generally declined in recent years, activists say that organised and large-scale trapping continue to slip through the hands of the authorities. BirdLife Cyprus and CABS are continuing to push the authorities for action.