29. 10. 2022
First results from our anti-poaching operations in Spain.
In the east of the Iberian Peninsula, our bird protection camp against wild bird poaching in the "parany" has been running for a fortnight. In these huge limestick trapping installations in the regions of Valencia and Catalonia, thrushes and warblers are caught illegally with the help of electronic decoy callers. Although this trapping method has been illegal for a long time, there are still active parany - it even looks like more poachers are active again this year! In the first 14 days of our operation, we have helped the authorities to convict 22 bird trappers. The officers of the Guardia Civil have seized 700 limesticks, 15 mist nets, 3 clap-nets and 100 snap-traps from the perpetrators. Around 90 birds have been freed unharmed.
Find out more about our anti-poaching operations in Spain here.