Friuli, in northeastern Italy, used to be one of the regions of the Apennine Peninsula most affected by poaching. The area was recently considered to be free of poaching today, but this is not the case This case shows that there mustl be far more bird poachers than expected in this region. On his way to an appointment, a CABS member came across a huge poaching facility while resting at popular resting point in the landscape. Attracted by conspicuous chirping, he found a huge … [Read more...] about Bird Poacher Caught in Friuli Italy
The Hortobágy National Park Directorate has recently discovered poisoning at two different sites One case was discovered by a public announcement and the other was found by members of the Board's Nature Conservation Service The poisonings affected 3 eagles and 16 buzzards - unfortunately this is an outstanding figure among the known cases Our Board of Directors will do their best to investigate such cases through increased geographical presence and national coordination of toxicology … [Read more...] about Highly protected eagles killed in Hungary
In September 2018, German police officers noticed two Dutch nationals a traffic control in Rehau, Upper Franconia (Bavaria). They had 36 Live bee-eaters (see archive picture) and 38 waders, including plovers, sickle-footed- and dwarf sandpipers, in their luggage. They had robbed the protected birds from nature in the Balkans and wanted to make money with these birdsin the Netherlands on the pet market. The court order from the public prosecutor's office in Hof, vonvicted these … [Read more...] about Dutch Bird Smugglers Convicted in Germany.
Inspectors of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), in collaboration with the police and the National Inspectorate for Animal Protection (LID), seized 53 birds before and during the bird market in Zwolle. Among other these 27 Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis). The trader has been arrested. During a check on a parking lot at the bird market, inspectors found 27 Goldfinches in the car of a Belgian trader on Saturday 29 February. The birds were equipped with leg rings, but … [Read more...] about Seizure of 27 Goldfinches at Bird Market Zwolle NL
Illicit trafficking of live lures, mainly used for hunting small birds, was discovered as part of an operation conducted by the Forestry Corps of the Province of Trento, and coordinated by the Deputy Prosecutor of the Trento Prosecutor's Office Maria Colpani. The operation involved several regions in northern Italy and neighbouring foreign states. The operations resulted in: 18 arrests, with seven pre-trial detention orders in prison, one of them executed in Trentino, more than 50 people … [Read more...] about 18 Arrests during Italian Anti-Bird Poaching Operation
Although the sale of songbirds is forbidden in restaurants and markets in Italy, countless protected migratory birds are still shot, caught and killed to be served up as coveted delicacies. Mostly under the counter and only to well-known and well-paid guests. This autumn, the authorities in northern Italy have seized more than 3,000 frozen and partly plucked birds, in this case robins, from hunters and poachers as a direct result of CABS field investigations. The fact that there is still … [Read more...] about Wild birds on the menu in IT