The hunting of our feathered friends was banned in Lebanon since the mid-1990s. Regrettably, the lack of sanctions and controls led to a sharp increase in poaching and illegal killing. In 2012, hunting legislation was finally brought in. But, it did not stop the shooting of migratory birds which, even developed into a widespread sport, to which countless storks, cranes, birds of prey and other endangered species fall victim every year. Since September 2017, the newly passed Law No. 580, which for the first time comprehensively regulates the shooting of birds and other wild animals, has been in force in the country. However, changes are gradual and for mentalities to evolve, it will necessarily take time, awareness and resources.