127 illegal trapping sites spotted from the air

Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)
PRESS RELEASE, 30 March 2015

127 illegal finch trapping sites spotted from the air
Massive increase compared to last year, 7 trappers apprehended

Aerial survey flights conducted earlier this month revealed a massive increase of illegal finch trapping in spring, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said. Despite only 30% of Malta and Gozo being covered by the flight a total of 127 active clap netting sites were photographed. During a similar count last year only 51 sites could be located on 30% of the islands.