12. 05. 2023
Spring bird protection camp in Malta now complete.
Since the beginning of March, 20 bird conservationists from four different countries have been on duty on the islands of Malta and Gozo, investigating illegal trapping of finches and other songbirds as well as safeguarding the passage of larger migratory birds, especially marsh and montagu’s harriers and other raptors. Together with the Environment Protection Unit (EPU), our teams were able to catch and convict a total of 27 poachers targeting protecting species. In the process, 37 clap-nets, four cage traps, 15 electronic decoys and two shotguns were confiscated by the authorities. More than 100 freshly caught birds or those used as decoys were freed.
Read more about our bird protection camps in Malta here.