Bird hunting in Lebanon

Birds hunting season has been on for a while now, and unfortunately Lebanese hunters are shooting at anything that flies, just as in every year.

Check out this article from Wildlife Extra about hunting in Lebanon and the massacres hunters are committing by shooting very large quantities and targeting some rare species.

The Lebanese Eco Movement says “All kinds of birds are being hunted, and most of hunters are indifferent to the matter of protected birds. We are witnessing the murder of many protected birds, mainly soaring birds (aquatic birds and raptors), including pelicans, storks, cranes, raptors.”

“As for the birds that can be hunted, there is no respect for the numbers and limits. We are witnessing birds being killed in thousands. A single hunter may kill more than one thousand birds. Hunters are of all ages; they may be as young as 10, even though Lebanese law prohibits holding weapons for ages less than 18.”

“Hunting mainly takes place during weekends, but hunters can be seen any day of the week, at any place, even inside cities and between houses.”

via Haytham Elkhoja

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8 Responses to Bird hunting in Lebanon

  1. Fadi December 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    It’s very unfortunate that very little attention is brought to this issue.. Hunters in Lebanon seem to have a complete lack of understanding of how their actions threaten the balance of the natural ecosystems.

  2. marko December 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    there should be a rule to limit the hunting in Lebanon!

  3. dina nassar December 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    very unfortunate
    when will they get civilized?
    hope the ministry of environment takes action even if its late since its been going on that massacre for quite some time

  4. Elio December 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    In my opinion hunting should be allowed and unlimited for some birds but it should be prohibited to hunt some some birds that canot be eaten , i have been a hunter for 7 years w my age now is 16 :) i adore hunting and i’m agianst hunting in spring only w l be2e yalla :p

  5. Elio December 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Hala2 lets talk seriously hunting in general is not allowed , bas in lebanon ma fi 2anon so.. Ppl are shooting wat ever the see , and thats totaly wrong cz few years from now these birds will be extinct , soo the goverment should forbid hunting for 1 year , for the birds to redevelop , lay sero many then allow hunting

  6. colin maxwell December 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    malta and cyprus shoot and trap well over a million birds a year dont support stay away a write letters of protest we can do it together

  7. Hunting News Lebanon Team February 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    The last picture cheylina men l page 3ena 3al fb , http://www.facebook.com/huntingnewslebanon w mesh mazbout mesh taken in lebanon , hayda sayed 3ena bel team :) haydi l soura taken in syria so plz sal7ou l 8alat :)

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