In Southern Calabria, the Committee Against Birds Slaughter, together with the Carabinieri Environmental Unit, has campaigned against poaching.
In Aspromonte – the “boot tip” of Italy – they caught 11 hunters and 2 animal dealers. The hunters had shot at protected species, used banned weapons or electronic baits. 11 shotguns were seized, as well as numerous shot birds, including chaffinches, great spotted woodpeckers, wagtails, goldfinch and Siskin (see previous seizure)
At 2 pet trader facilities over 200 illegally caught chaffinches were found . It was the first big CABS action in Italy in 2018
- Date of seizure: February 10, 2018
- Numbers of seized birds: 200
- Country: Italy
- Species: Chaf finches