The killing of endangered animals sparks environmental outrage

The killing of two endangered animals, a female brown bear in Prespa, northern Greece, and lesser spotted eagle in southern Crete, has provoked an angry reaction from environmental organizations, which are calling on the authorities to identify and punish criminals.

6 year old bear was found dead on Friday near the village of Vrontero. This information was released on September 16 by Callisto, Arcturos and Prespa Protection Company.

“Unfortunately, this is not the first such incident in this village,” said Giorgos Mertsanis, scientific director of Callisto. In this area, bears fall on the fly of local residents due to the fact that they ruin apiaries, as apparently happened in this case.

The second incident also occurred last Friday, involving Lambros, a young lesser spotted eagleborn in March 2021 in the Prasano Gorge. In April, as part of the LIFE Bonelli eastMed program, it was equipped with a satellite beacon.

The bird was found dead from gunshot wounds in the countryside south of Vasiliki in the municipality of Gortin. As in the previous case, the feathered predator clearly fell prey to local residents, as apparently began to hunt poultry.

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