By visiting Cyprus and letting the residents know that your visit is to see the many migrant and resident birds you will be helping spread the word that birds ARE important. Local people will better understand that tourism benefits them and that our birds are attracting tourists. Change the thoughts of the Cypriots. Supporting the local ornithological group by donations to help fund campaigns or membership to increase the weight of opinion against illegal trapping and poaching will greatly assist in discussions with Government departments. Staying away from Malta has not made much difference. By all means protest direct to the Government Departments, the Sovereign Bases and your EMP as well but be aware that there are successes too, with arrests having been made and hopefully prosecutions pending.
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