Two Seized As Police Free 300 Trapped Wild Birds

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Police officer releasing a bird from a net in Valencia, Spain, undated. Police found more than 270 birds, most of them protected species, that were illegally captured and released them. (Newsflash)

Spain's Civil Guard has seized two poachers using illegal traps to capture hundreds of live birds to be eaten or sold off in tiny cages. Trapping birds - seen as…

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Superstitious Fisherman In La Palma Claim Lack Of Fish In Nets Was Sign Of Volcanic Eruption

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The port in Tazacorte, where the fishermen saw a decrease in the number of fish in La Palma, Spain, in September, 2021.

A group of superstitious fishermen have claimed that the noticeably low number of fish in the waters around La Palma in the past year was a sign that the Cumbre…

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Study Finds Seals Are Suffering Horrific Deaths As They Are Slowly Suffocated By Discarded Fishing Nets

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A Cape Fur Seal pup with fihsing net wrapped tighly around its neck, Namibia.

Old fishing lines and nets are causing horrific injuries and painful slow deaths among the Cape Fur seal population, especially among pups as their curious nature and smaller necks make…

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Malta Clears Ghost Nets At Site Of WWI Royal Navy Minesweeper Wreckage

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Heritage Malta completed a net removal project at one of their underwater sites, the HMS Nasturtium, ship that sank on 28th April 1916, in July, 2021, in Malta.

Malta has cleared the underwater site of a Royal Navy WWI minesweeping vessel that sank in 1916 of discarded fishing nets and other ‘ghost gear’. The Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit…

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