Cyprus: Massive, illegal netting of migrating songbirds must stop, conservation group demands

Cyprus, and the British authorities that still administer parts of the island, must act to end the slaughter of thousands of birds each year, served up as restaurant delicacies, Europe's main bird conservation group said on Thursday.

BirdLife says as many as 2.3 million songbirds were killed last year in Cyprus, a stopover on a key migratory route between Europe and Africa.

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