On Sunday, 20 October 2019, Croatian customs officers discovered 331 specimens of Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) in the car compartment of Italian citizen on border crossing Bajakovo between Croatia and Serbia. The driver, an Italian national, is charged with attempting to smuggle endangered bird species. In addition to the killed birds, Customs also found several electronic devices to lure birds. The Customs issued a misdemeanor warrant for committing offenses under the Law on Transboundary … [Read more...] about Seizure of dead 331 Skylarks in Croatian border; Italian national involved
On 18th January 2018 in the Croatian park of nature “Lonjsko polje” park rangers found nine death specimens of common buzzard (Buteo buteo). The dead birds were found in the vicinity of carcases of two calves of domestic cows, In radius of 100 meters park rangers also found 10 specimens of dead jackals (Canis aureus) – non-protected species. The carcases of two calves were deliberately poisoned with unknown poisonous substance and used as decoy for jackals. In the past 15-20 years jackals … [Read more...] about Killing of nine birds of prey by poisoning in Croatia.
At the beginning of January 2017 at the Nin salt pans in Croatia, the illegal killing of shelducks (Tadorna tadorna), a stricktly protected specie, was reported to the Police and nature protection inspectors. At least 12 killed individuals wrer found but the total numbers of birds killed could be higher. In Croatia the shelduck is a stricktly protected specie according to the Ordinance on stricktly protected species (Official Gazette 144/13) and is not a game specie (Hunting act OG … [Read more...] about 12 Shelducks found dead and were seized in Croatia
On 20/21 December 2016 Croatian Police seized a large number of strictly protected birds. 1122 of the genus Anthus (Pipit) and 4 of the genus Regulus (Klinglet ) were found dead in a car of two Serbian Nationals at the border of checkpoint Pasjak (Croatia-Slovenia).During the investigation the police officers suspected that the smugglers had connections with a Croatian citizen and found another 1581 birds of the genus Anthus and 6 birds of the genus Regulus at his premises … [Read more...] about Large seizure of birds in Croatia