More than two tonnes of pine cones seized

in News · 25-11-2019 14:36:00 · 0 Comments

The Territorial Command of Guarda, through the Gouveia Environmental Protection Centre, on 20 November, seized 2.7 tonnes of pine, Pinus Pinea, in Nespereira, in the municipality of Gouveia.

During an enforcement action in the field of forest protection, the military approached a vehicle carrying pine cones, for which harvesting outside the period from 1 December 2019 until 31 March, 2020 is prohibited according to the law.

This action resulted in the identification of a 39-year-old man, as well as the drafting of an infraction notice, whose violation amounts to a fine of up to 3500 Euros.

In addition to the seizure of the pine cones, other objects used in the practice of the offense were also seized, which were delivered to the Institute of Nature Conservation and Forests in Seia.


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