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Italian MEP visits CABS operation in Malta

Andrea Zanoni, an Italian Member of the European Parliament visited volunteers working in the CABS hunting monitoring operatio in Malta yesterday in order to see for himself ‘the threat to migrant birds on Malta,” CABS said. The first stop on his whistle stop tour was the Buskett Gardens area to watch the morning departure of birds of prey from their night roost on Saturday. Mr Zanoni and the CABS teams were able to observe good numbers of Lesser Kestrels, several Honey Buzzards, Marsh Harriers and a Sparrowhawk leaving Malta unscathed on the next leg of their journey to Africa. CABS volunteers also explained to the politician the darker side of bird hunting by means of a video showing the illegal shooting down of protected harriers, falcons, Honey Buzzards and herons over the past 14 days, CABS said. Zanoni commented “It is very sad to see birds that are the focus of extensive conservation measures in their breeding areas in other EU states, being killed here on Malta by poachers”. The MEP also expressed his concern about the announcement by the Maltese Government that the trapping of Golden Plover and Song Thrushes with clap nets would again be permitted in… timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/italian-mep-visits-cabs-operation-in-malta/

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