Slaughtered birds of prey are displayed by activists from the CABS at their birds observation camp in the village of Eghbe. AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Illegal hunting is pervasive in Lebanon and is a matter of pressing concern, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Germany-based organization the Committee Against Bird Slaughter.The document went on to say that the problem is especially acute in the Akkar and Dinnieh areas, where protected bird species continue to be killed in large numbers.The CABS statement follows increased efforts by the Environment Ministry to crack down on illegal hunting. According to international environmental agencies, an estimated 2.6 million birds are killed in Lebanon every year.
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