Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) visits Denniye
لإhe Anti-Poaching Unit (APU), which is part of the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Center (MESHC) and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), in partnership with the International Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS), visited the Denniye district, which is a vital corridor for migrating birds, especially in and around the village of Daraya, which was once considered a dark spot in terms of the killing of migratory birds.
The APU team paid a visit to Mr. Mohamed Fatfat, head of the Society of Supporters of the Environment, and discussed with him when to announce the bird observation center in Daraya, where poaching has been reduced by around 80 percent. After a tour of Darayya, accompanied by Mr. Khairallah Fatfat, the unit team met with the mayor of the village of Izal, Mr. Muhammad Hassan Radwan, who affirmed his willingness to raise the level of cooperation with the APU regarding the Daraya hill which is part of the Izal municipality.
The team also visited the mayor of Kfarahbo, the hunter Mr. Sawan Sawan, with whom they discussed the local hunting situation and the poachers who engage in unlawful hunting. Mayor Sawan expressed his willingness to cooperate with the APU to curb unlawful hunting in his village. The team concluded its trip with a visit to Mr. Elias al-Baye, the notary of Kfarahbo, who stressed the importance of curbing poaching by everyone, and not engaging in the common practice of picking and choosing whom to prosecute for poaching. He also expressed his willingness to cooperate and communicate in order to protect nature and the hobby of hunting.