Several thousand nets, bird whistles, clamps and other illegal hunting implements were confiscated.
Poachers’ biggest victims are partridges, foxes, beach martens, and dear.
Fines are also often issued to anglers illegally fishing for eel and zander.
Most case of poaching occurred in West Flanders.
The Flemish Environment Minister Joke Schauvliege (Christian democrat) plans to increase the number of Nature Inspectors in the region from 26 to 40.