10. 12. 2021
Final report of the campaign in Spain
This year's operations in Spain are now complete. Following extensive field investigations by our teams, the authorities in Catalonia, the Valencia region and the Strait of Gibraltar were able to convict a total of 23 poachers. During the autumn operations, 11 nets, 212 traps, 14 electronic decoys and almost 2800 gluesticks were confiscated. 167 live birds (mainly finches and warblers) and over 60 dead birds (mostly thrushes) were seized. A large part of the trapping sites we investigated were initially identified during our online bird conservation camp 'ORPHEUS'. The project was run by CABS during the first lockdown in 2020. Over 200 people from all over Europe had helped us to map out potential sites by analysing satellite images from Google Earth.
Find out more about our bird protection operations in Spain here.