Action against illegal bird trapping on Gozo

Campaign Against Bird Slaughter bird guards in Gozo dismantle two large illegal trapping sites near Sarraflu and Sannat, in Gozo.

Police officers removing an illegal clap net near Sannat
Police officers removing an illegal clap net near Sannat
Police officers removing a clap net in Sarraflu
Police officers removing a clap net in Sarraflu
The trapping site in Sannat with clap net and 6 artificial decoys
The trapping site in Sannat with clap net and 6 artificial decoys
An injured Green Sandpiper seized by the police
An injured Green Sandpiper seized by the police

CABS Bird Guards and the Gozo Police have dismantled two large illegal trapping sites near Sarraflu and Sannat, in Gozo.

Three sets of clap nets, a live sandpiper as well as several plastic decoys for protected bird species were seized during the operation earlier this week.

According to CABS, one trapper has been filmed red-handed when he was actively trapping waders with a live decoy and an illegal bird caller imitating protected Greenshanks. The video footage clearly shows the face of the man and was passed on to the Gozo police as evidence.

CABS said that since the start of its anti-wader trapping operations in July a total of 26 active trapping sites have been reported to the police.

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