Autumn Trapping in Cyprus rises dramatically

BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 Aug and 8 Nov 2010, showing a dramatic rise – a 75% increase in mist net use and an 89% increase in limestick setting compared with 2009 levels. While trapping levels remain lower than in the 1990s, they have been on an alarming upward trend for four years which points toward an impending ecological disaster. For more info I interviewed Martin Hellicar of BirdLife Cyprus for a podcast in October last year.

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Passionate about animal welfare and conservation, veggie and dairy-free, I live in the Wiltshire (UK) countryside. I birded the world for twenty years before quitting my airline job and am now freelance. I co-founded Birders Against Wildlife Crime and Birds Korea. Trustee of the League against Cruel Sports On Twitter @charliemoores

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