Hefty fines for illegal bird trappers by Bases court

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A court of the British Bases in Dhekelia has issued fines between €820 and €2,500 to thirteen people, in the past ten days, for illegally trapping birds, a press release said on Monday.

“In the past 10 days the Bases court in Dhekelia has issued fines to 13 bird trappers, many of whom, who were caught in the act by hidden surveillance cameras on the Cape Pyla ranges,” the Bases said.

“The unsuspecting individuals, who have been fined between €820 and €2500, had no idea their illegal activities were filmed by special motion-sensitive activated cameras as they plucked birds trapped in their mist nets and callously killed them,” it added.

The cameras had been fixed in place in a collaborative enterprise between the Bases and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the autumn migrating season last year.

“We are committed to deterring this cruel and illegal activity and these cases are a demonstration that we will...


Hefty fines for illegal bird trappers by Bases court


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