‘More than 800,000 songbirds illegally killed’ on British military base in Cyprus

Robins and blackcaps are among the birds being trapped for food

By Emily Beament
16 March 2017

More than 800,000 songbirds were illegally killed on a British military base in Cyprus in the autumn to supply restaurants serving a local delicacy, environmentalists said.

Levels of illegal trapping of birds such as robins and black caps remain around their highest levels at the British territory since monitoring began in 2002, the RSPB and Birdlife Cyprus said.

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