This part contains information about seizures of birds, both live and dead, obtained from open sources in the EU and neighboring countries since September 2016
Seizure figures are an important, and maybe the most important signal about illegal killing and catching birds. They can tell something about the scale an nature of this type of crimes.
Please let us know if you are aware of seizures, that are not mentioned in the overview. You can send an email to the moderator, Jaap Reijngoud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teams of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) together with officers of the Gozo police dismantled five massive cage trap installations designed for the mass-capturing of Turtle Doves. All traps were found active and contained freshly caught bir …
More than 400 protected finches were smuggled into the country from Sicily by an Italian man on board the Virtù Ferries catamaran He attempted to smuggle the birds in vegetable crates stacked on top of each other in his car but was arrested on arrival. …
Provincial Police of Rome City, after some help of LIPU, seized 73 Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) These skylarks were shot by Umbrain hunters, using unauthorized audio devices to lure these birds
Two bird traders were caught by the local Polilic with help from CABS.One trader offered 90 Goldfinches for sale and the other one wanted to smuggle 1000 Finches with a boat to Malta
Operation “Goldfinch” was a large scale CABS research on Internet trade of Birds. CABS officers filed criminal charges against numerous animal traders who were offering illgally caught Goldfinches and other birds and offered them on websites .
On the 12th of January 2016 CABS taem called the Polcie Following the discovvery of a cage trap installation used to tartget Raptors in the district of Okriltel. The police discovered 8 wild caught birds of prey (5 Sparrowhawks and 3 Buzzards) and re …
Hunting wardens in Pavia (Northern Italy) caugth 2 hunters in The Northern Apennines for illegal hunting protected Songbirds