BackCommittee Against Bird Slaughter | On the Frontline
Committee Against Bird Slaughter | On the Frontline
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Committee Against Bird Slaughter | On the Frontline

"Is it far worse in the Lebanon? In really simple terms it's like nothing I've ever seen in my life." Komitee gegen den Vogelmord (Committee Against Bird Slaughter as it's known in English) – or CABS - is a German-based organisation founded to tackle illegal poaching and trapping of birds across Europe. Last year, working with SPNL, the Birdlife partner in Lebanon, CABS sent its first teams into the firing line to understand what was happening to migratory birds on a key part of the African-Eurasian Flyway. What they witnessed in Lebanon shook even experienced staff. Charlie Moores talks with Axel Hirschfeld and Lloyd Scott about the origins of CABS and perhaps its greatest challenge yet. Photo credit James Hogg: Geraldine Mo, Axel Hirschfeld, and Lloyd Scott at Eghbe, Mount Lebanon with illegally shot birds of prey. (used with permission)