Seahorses, sawfish, but also sharks, corals, or even butterflies and scorpions... Inspectors from the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB) carried out a large seizure of protected species in the Var, the sale of which is prohibited and / or regulated in a trade “from a large Var city”, they indicated.

In front, in the store, or more discreetly in an adjoining reserve, they discovered around 180 specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, shells or corals, listed the inspectors.

The marketing of protected or regulated species is punishable by 3 years in prison and 150,000 euros in fines, they recalled.


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