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NGO reports scores of recent prosecutions for illegal bird trapping

A robin trapped in a mist net

From early September to mid-November, 16 activists from Europe participated in the autumn campaign of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (Cabs), the NGO said in a press release on Thursday.

According to Cabs, during the same period their teams reported to authorities a total of 135 bird-trapping sites and 76 poaching incidents.

Cabs said that as a result of the reports, 60 people were prosecuted, of whom 44 for trapping birds, and 16 for illegal hunting. In addition, trapping devices were seized and 573 birds were saved and released from the traps, mainly small birds.

The NGO thanked the Game and Fauna Service for its cooperation during the campaign.

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