Today four more bird trappers in Cyprus have received stiff sentences following further covert surveillance work by the Sovereign Base Area Police (SBA), supported by BirdLife Cyprus, RSPB Investigations, and CABS. Three of the men received 18 months jail sentences, suspended for three years, fines of 600 Euros plus hunting bans within the SBAs for ten years and an exclusion order preventing them entering the trapping orchard until July 2026 (breach of these can result in 2 years in jail). The fourth trapper received the same fine, plus a slightly reduced hunting ban and exclusion order.

Covert footage of three of the four convicted trappers can be seen here.