28. 11. 2021
Special operation in the lagoons off Venice
In recent days in the Po Delta, CABS staff together with Carabinieri officials have been cracking down on illegal mass shooting of wintering teals, geese and other waterfowl. A total of seven hunters were caught using electronic decoy callers and shooting at protected goose species despite bans. In addition to five shotguns and several hundred rounds of ammunition, 40 freshly shot teals and one greylag goose (a protected species in Italy) were seized. The Po Delta is one of the most important wintering areas for European waterfowl south of the Alps. In order to better protect the flocks resting there from poaching, CABS has been carrying out joint operations with the authorities for the past three years. Further actions are planned for December.