Twice a year Cyprus, the third greatest island in the mediterranean, is a crucial stopover site for millions of migrating birds during their sea crossings. Due to these huge numbers of migrating birds, hunting and trapping has alwasy been part of the island’s history.
In the past, songbirds – mainly Blackcap and similar-sized warblers – were trapped for consumption by the rather poor islanders who saw the
twice-yearly influx of birds as a valuable source of protein while they scraped their meagre existence, living off the land.
The impact this had on bird populations then would have been tiny and quite sustainable. Nowadays however, bird trapping in Cyprus has little to do with tradition or history. Nor is it sustainable. It has become widespread, extensive and is driven by by profits sought by organised crime.
Stop the illegal killing of migrating birds in Cyprus and DONATE HERE!
2.500.000 migrating birds are killed each year in Cyprus alone. And the end up looking like this…
… a plate of food.
Support us in our quest to stop the widespread, illegal killing of migrating birds in Southern Europe. If you want to support the cause and our team, please donate now on the link below. Every bird counts. So every penny, every euro is much appreciated!
STOP THE ILLEGAL KILLING OF MIGRATING BIRDS IN CYPRUS AND DONATE HERE!
Thanks for your support! The birds need it.
Marc, Martijn and Gert
This is what birds should be doing – flying free of dangers!