Civil Guard detects 21 violations at the beginning of hunting season in Gran Canaria
On Sunday, August 08 was the first day in which film activity was permitted and several coordinated inspections were conducted with Cabildo Environment staff in the Gran Canaria summit area
The Nature Protection Service (Seprona) of the Civil Guard Command in Las Palmas, in coordination with the Environment agents of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, have inspected the beginning of the hunting season on August 8 on the island, detecting 21 administrative offenses of which 20 were made due to non-compliance with the Canarian Hunting Law and 01 of them the Canarian Land and Protected Natural Areas Law.
On the occasion of the beginning of the hunting season this year, the Seprona of the Comandancia de Las Palmas and staff of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, established a device to control the hunting of Rabbits with dogs and ferrets in different places. from the Island of Gran Canaria, such as: the Llanos de Ana López, El Solís, Camaretas, Juncalillo and Degollada de Becerra.
In this operation they traveled throughout the summit area for the most part with motorcycles and off-road vehicles in order to ensure compliance with hunting regulations and animal welfare, detecting a total of 21 administrative offenses for hunting without license, hunting with excess dogs and loose in the safety zone and hunting in cultivated areas.
In addition, an illegal camping in the vicinity of the Los Hornos de Tejeda Dam was reported to the Land Law and Protected Natural Areas of the Canary Islands.
The current Law 7/1998 on Hunting in the Canary Islands provides various penalties for non-compliance, such as the withdrawal and revocation of the hunting license or disqualification for it, as well as fines ranging between 600 and 3,000 euros for less serious offenses. and serious , as well as the confiscation of the material arts and weapons used in the offense.
The Civil Guard recalls the need to have documentation for the exercise of hunting and the obligation to carry it with them during practice, as well as show it at the request of the competent agents in hunting surveillance and respect during their exercise the current regulations on the matter, in order to conserve hunting wealth.
Seprona will carry out these inspection actions on the three islands that make up the province of Las Palmas , for example, recently in Fuerteventura, in coordination with the Cabildo Environment agents, a joint device was carried out for the prevention of poaching that ended with the processing of 25 infractions to the Hunting Law; Animal Protection Law and Land Law.
These actions will extend throughout the hunting season this year, to ensure that hunting is practiced in a sustainable way and with guarantees for the safety of people, the environment and also complying with the regulations for the protection of animals.