Malta - Poachers handed down prison sentences

Malta - Poachers sentenced to jail terms

Court imposes severe sentences for shooting down of White Storks

Several White Storks were illegally shot over Malta in spring 2011 (© Manfred Heyde/Wikimedia)Several White Storks were illegally shot over Malta in spring 2011 (© Manfred Heyde/Wikimedia)On 6 July 2011 a Maltese court imposed prison sentences and severe fines on two poachers.

One of the men was caught by the environmental police on 18 May this year near Zurrieq with a freshly-killed White Stork and a loaded weapon.