A REPORT REVEALS DISTURBING FACTS ABOUT ILEGAL KILLING OF BIRDS THROUGHOUT EUROPE.......
Sunday, July 24, 2011 12:13:51 PM
38 European countries have gathered Information about the Illegal killing and trapping of birds that occur In the countries.
The revealing results were presented at the European Conference on Illegal killing of Birds in LARNAKA, CYPRUS.
Illegal killing and trapping of Birds Is not restricted to the Mediterranean countries,contrary to what many people believed.
Disgraceful as It Is,one of the main conclusions of this report Is that Illegal killing of birds Is a wide spread practice that very few countries have managed to stop.
In many cases birds are killed for economic reasons, this because they are perceived by land users as competitor for resource,or as source of Income though Illegal trade.
In other cases birds are persecuted as trophies,due to Ignorance of the law or just for "FUN".
Over 80 strictly protected bird species were reported as victims of deliberate wildlife crime.
Birds are SHOT,TRAPPED,CAUGHT with nets,glued to lime sticks or even soaked wit lethal poisons to lure and kill other birds.
The creativity of those who break the law to kill a bird Is appalling.
The use of poison Is on the Increase In many countries with the explicit purpose to kill predators and "protect" economic Interest.
It Is strictly against the law to use poisons for this purpose.
It Is not only dangerous to humans but also jeopardizes the most successful conservations efforts.
And here you have the review of the Illegal killing and trapping of birds In Europe....
Note The Increased use of poisons to kill predators.
For the last ten years birds that are kill... RED AND BLACK KITE 2.355 2.146 Griffon Vultures...638 Black Vultures....348 Egyptian Vultures....114 Spanish Imperial Eagles.....40 Bearded Vultures and there Is more 85 specimens of other species have been poisoned.
Illegal trapping and trade of protected species, here the countries were still this Is a big problem... Italy...Cyprus...Spain... France only In this countries all together are 2.4 million birds killed each year....
The hot spots of Illegal activities in the Western Balkans
are BOSNIA ,MONTENEGRO ,SERBIA AND ALBANIA.... All this Is not a lovely story please let this end.....