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Lapwing trapping in Northern France

Despite the long term and on-going severe decline in the Northern Lapwing populationsn throughout Europe, some 50,000 birds are shot or trapped by being decoyed into large nets every year in France.

In Val du Aisne - located in the heart of the Champagne region in Northern France, bird trappers still today lie in wait with huge clap nets for migrating Northern Lapwing and Golden Plover .

This scandalous state of affairs is recorded in the video clip below: