As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

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.
Staff Reporter
14 August 2014, 12:57pm

Police officers removing an illegal clap net near Sannat

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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