CABS report illegal trapping in Natura 2000 site
Volunteers of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) informed the police about illegal bird trapping inside the Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park near the town of Manikata.
As a result two 15-meter long clap nets and three live Linnets, a protected bird species, were confiscated.
The trapper managed to escape before the police reached the site but investigations to reveal his identity are ongoing.
The Il-Majjistral reserve is a Special Area of Conservation (SPA) of international importance within the Natura 2000 network of sites as per the European Habitats Directive.