2 poachers caught, 50 birds released
According to a report by the CABS Police from Reggio Calabria (Southern Italy), arrested two bird traffickers.
These 2 men offered Siskin and Mountain Finches with apparently counterfeit or manipulated breeder rings,
During a house search, the police found more than 50 illegally caught Hawfinches, Siskin, Greenfinches and Goldfinch. The birds were brought to the Wildlife Conservation Center in Messina (Sicily) and are expected to be released soon
- Date of seizure: May 11, 2019
- Numbers of seized birds: 50
- Country: Italy
- Species: Passerines (songbirds)