A team of provincial conservation agents from the Secretary of State carried out a raid on a private home in the Rivadavia department and managed to rescue 17 birds of different species.
The operation took place last Monday, by order of the Misdemeanor Judge Dr. Ricardo Grossi Colombo and with the collaboration of the Ecological Police personnel.
Among the kidnapped birds There were four benteveos, two diucas, a tufted blackbird, two yellow cardinals, two red-topped cardinals, a Moorish queen, two golden beaks, a soldier, a little black head, and a chamuchina. Also, cages and trappers were kidnapped.
All the birds were transferred to the Faunístico (Center for the Conservation of Wild Fauna) and to the La Martina aviary, where they will receive health care if necessary. Once the status of each one has been evaluated, it will be determined whether they are in a condition to be released or not.
The place where they are released is carefully studied according to the species to be released, Among other aspects, it is taken into account that the site is of similar characteristics to its original habitat, and whether the bird will be able to find the food it needs. After the release, the technical area of the Conservation Directorate will carry out bird monitoring tasks.
From Ambiente they recalled that, “Hunting is prohibited by Law 606-L, considering it a crime. Current regulations establish that anyone who hunts wild animals whose capture or commercialization is prohibited or prohibited by the applicable jurisdictional authority will be punished with a prison term of two months to two years. In the event of any complaint of predation of flora and fauna, You can make an anonymous report by calling 4305057 or 0800-333-3969, Monday through Friday in the morning. “