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
- Date of seizure: February 10, 2018
- Numbers of seized birds: 24
- Country: Italy
- Species: Passerines (songbirds)