04. 11. 2021
Clap-nets in Spain - Five sites shut down in recent days.
The use of nets to catch birds was been allowed in Spain until 2018 through a special derogation. Many of the previously licensed bird-trappers do not comply with the ban and remain active as poachers. Regions in eastern and southern Spain are particularly affected.
In recent days and in cooperation with Agentes Medambientales, Agents Rurals and the Guardia Civil our teams have caught and shut down five clap-net sites and seized dozens of others in a series of ongoing raids. 45 birds have been seized and released siskins, goldfinches and mostly linnets.
Find out more about our bird protection operations in Spain here.