UNFICYP Cautions Against Hunting in the Buffer Zone

22 Aug 2019

UNFICYP Cautions Against Hunting in the Buffer Zone

Nicosia, 22 August 2019 – As hunting season commences in Cyprus, UNFICYP cautions that such activities in the buffer zone, as well as the use of weapons, dogs or equipment in this context, is a security risk and strictly prohibited.

The Mission strongly urges hunters to refrain from dangerous or irresponsible actions in and around the buffer zone.

Furthermore, any aggressive/endangering behaviour by hunters against United Nations peacekeepers and others will be reported to the competent local authorities for prompt and proper prosecution in accordance with the law.

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