Waders seized

Police seize 75 rare birds

Severe blow against illegal bird trapping on Malta

Following a hot tip from the CABS’ operations centre, officers of the A.L.E. seized 75 protected wader and song bird species in a coordinated evening swoop near Bahrija yesterday.

Short-toed Lark kept in cage by the trapperShort-toed Lark kept in cage by the trapperDuring a routine vehicle patrol in the late afternoon, a CABS team heard unusual bird calls from a greenhouse complex in the area of the former maritime radio station (Wied Rini).