14 Sep '11, 9am

89,225 birds slaughtered…so far! – Sign the petition to stop it now!: BirdLife Cyprus has published online an es...

89,225 birds slaughtered…so far! – Sign the petition to stop it now!: BirdLife Cyprus has published online an es...

BirdLife Cyprus has just published online (www.birdlifecyprus.org ) an estimated death toll from the illegal bird trapping taking place in Cyprus during this autumn migration season. The toll has been estimated on the basis of field data from BirdLife’s ongoing field monitoring of trapping activity with mist nets and limesticks, part of a systematic surveillance programme. This first estimate -89,225 birds- represents the number of birds killed between Thursday 1st September and Sunday 11th September 2011. The estimate will be updated every Monday until the end of October. BirdLife Cyprus is posting this death toll on its website to highlight the urgency of the situation and as a call for action to

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/09/89225-birds-sla...

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