Complaint to the Commission of the European Communities Concerning Failure to Comply with Community Law
As far as illegal bird catching with nets and lime sticks is concerned, Community Law in Cyprus is a dead letter. Despite the implementation of the EU Birds Directive in Cyprus' national law 152(1)/2003, wild birds are as unprotected as ever before, because of the inefficient and often legally inadequate actions of police and judicial authorities.
The Stiftung für das Tier im Recht and its partner organization MBCC Migratory Birds Conservation in Cyprus therefore lodged a complaint against Cyprus, a member State of the European Community, concerning enforcement deficiencies in the Cyprus bird conservation regulations.
MBCC is an international monitoring organization with twenty years of experience in observation of bird catching in Cyprus. Since 2003, MBCC has been organizing annual work camps in collaboration with local authorities in order to combat the illegal mass killing of wild birds.
Since 2003 MBCC has organized annual work camps to combat the illegal mass killing of wild birds, in collaboration with local authorities.