SPNL and CABS | 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.

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