Today, at about 15:00, at the custom point of Kapshtica, the prompt intervention of the State Inspectorate of Environment and Forests prevented the trafficking towards Greece of more than 300 Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis) illegally captured in Albania. Now, the Inspectorate and the Prosecution have sequestered the Goldfinches as evidence of environmental crime and they are considering the penal pursuit of this trafficking attempt. We hope that this event would be a good example for the prevention of any other trafficking case. AOS is grateful to the head of State Inspectorate and the responsible structures in Korca region for their fast reaction. AOS will further denounce every other case of illegal capture and trade. Today, 300 Goldfinches fly free in the Albanian sky. Otherwise they will be in an everlasting imprisonment.

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