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Forest Police Stop Illegal Felling in Laurissilva Forest

The Forest Police caught on Thursday six individuals, including a minor, who were in the Laurissilva in the Natura Network area altering a pedestrian trail without authorisation from the IFCN, and felling several indigenous trees in the process.

According to a statement from the Regional Secretariat for the Environment, the group was using mechanical and manual equipment.

Furthermore, the group had driven to the area using a car belonging to a cycling club, and will now be subject to criminal proceedings.

Samantha Gannon

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