The 'Worst Hunting Season In Five Years' Has Just Ended In Malta
At least 62 protected birds have been found with wounds
At least 62 illegally shot protected birds were reported as the 2017-2018 autumn hunting season comes to an end, Birdlife has said. They said that once again hunting illegalities were on the rise whilst enforcement was again very low.
They also said that this was the worst hunting season for illegalities in the past five years.
This news comes on the back of the Ornis Comittee giving its go-ahead for the next spring hunting season with the dates and parameters to be set by the end of this month.
BirdLife Malta was the only representative to vote against this plan.
During the latest autumn hunting season BirdLife Malta held its annual Raptor Camp to monitor illegal hunting during the peak migration, and have even launched a video on the Raptor Camp's work, which you can view below.