BirdLife International: Stop illegal killing of migratory soaring birds in Lebanon




Our concern is protecting the 2.5 billion migratory birds that pass over Lebanon, twice a year. When flying over Lebanon, 2.6 million migratory birds are shot or trapped illegally; or being part of an illegal commercial trade between borders. Laws have been implemented to prevent bird poaching but today we need to be acting on the grounds to stop poachers who shoot these birds or capture them with mist nets. Migratory species connect the planet and bring multiple benefits to humans: they pollinate crops and help plants grow by dispersing seeds, and stop diseases by preying on insects. Migratory Birds also contribute to the local economy through legalized hunting and birdwatching. Finally, they give us hope by connecting us with nature, through the spectacle of migration.

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