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 trapping system with a dozen nets in a private garden. The poacheer had caught over a hundred wild birds, like Bearded Tits (Panurus biarmicus), Sirins (Serinus serinus) , Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) , Yellowhammer (Emberiza citronella) ,Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) ,Haw Finch (Coccothrauses coccothraustes), Nightingale (Luscinia meagarhynchos), and bullfinches.( Pyrhula pyrrhula)
The carabinieri was warned immediately and they confiscated the traps and birds. They also found tools to manipulate breeder rings during a house search.
All birds have been released..
A good reason for CABS to go to Friuli more often!