Massive bird trapping inside NATURA 2000 sites

Press release - Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Massive bird trapping inside NATURA 2000 sites
Newly-built trapping sites operate despite legislation


Malta. Bird trappers have literally carpeted large areas of protected coastline habitats with hundreds of trapping sites, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said today. Aerial surveys conducted by the organisation resulted so far in the count of a minimum of 290 active bird trapping installations within NATURA 2000 protected zones on Malta and Gozo.