Weak enforcement lets poachers keep trapping birds

PRESS RELEASE - 21 March 2019

Weak enforcement lets poachers keep trapping protected birds

14 cases reported to the police, new video shows worst abuses Malta.

Yesterday morning six men were observed by the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) while they were illegally trapping birds on a 1-km square coastal strip west of Imtahleb. According to CABS the men were operating five large clap net installations equipped with live decoys and electronic calling machines to attract protected finch pecies.