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The Civil Guard detained the alleged perpetrator of a crime relating to the protection of fauna (11/02/2013)

The alleged crime took place over the course of a raid boar and fox held in a private hunting ground of Jumilla

The SEPRONA has recovered the animal's head, which has a value of 6,000 euros hunting

The weapon with which the ibex was reportedly despondent intervened and was also brought to justice

Agents Service Nature Protection (SEPRONA) Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, in the framework of "Operation CAPRA" developed during the last few days, have arrested a person on suspicion of an offense relating the protection of fauna occurred in the town of Jumilla.

The research began SEPRONA ultimately culminated in the complete clarification of the facts after being informed that, during the celebration of a raid authorized to hunt game species very specific two-boar (Sus scrofa) and fox (Vulpes vulpes) - in a private hunting ground of Jumilla, had been illegally killed a male mountain goat (Capra pyrenaica), one of the wildlife species most emblematic of the Region of Murcia.

Said whipped hunting took place on 27th of January in the Sierra del Molar called, within the municipality of Jumilla, and rumors about the ruminant gloom had generated considerable sense of outrage and impunity in hunting environments of the region.

Finally, after the practice of various efforts, the Civil Guard SEPRONA proceeded to arrest the alleged perpetrator on Saturday, February 9, Retrieving ungulate head, an adult male with large antlers, and intervening the weapon that was allegedly shot the animal.

During performances has enjoyed the cooperation of environmental agents in the region.

In the Region of Murcia, the Ibex hunting can be done only after obtaining a special permit issued by the Directorate General Environment of the Autonomous Community.

To ensure strict control of catches, each copy must be marked immediately after chilling and before leaving the place of it, with a seal provided by that regional body, all circumstances were not met with the Hunt investigated by the Meritorious exemplary.

In addition to this, Article 335 of the Penal Code punishes the hunting of game species on public or private land outside, under special regime hunting-as in the case of the hunting-which, even without being threatened to be captured without permission of its owner, elements allegedly occurred in this case.

The head of the Ibex of the crime, which has a value of 6,000 euros hunting has been delivered at the Centre for Wildlife Recovery "The Valley" of Murcia, while the weapon used for the animal's death has been deposited in the intervention arms of the Civil Guard, both to justice.


As part of the research has been carried out the arrest, on suspicion of a crime relating to the protection of wildlife, identified as:

- Spanish, 63 years old and a resident of Jumilla.

The actions taken have been brought to justice, realizing all this, moreover, to the Office of Environment and Urbanism of the High Court of Justice of Murcia.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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