Illegal hunt for protected songbirds has grown into multi-million-dollar industry, fuelled by criminal gangs.
Police are cracking down in Cyprus on the poaching of protected birds, which are being served up in restaurants as a delicacy.
Fuelled by criminal gangs, the industry is worth millions of dollars.
Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle has gone along on a dawn raid by police in Dhekelia, in eastern Cyprus. Audiofile.