As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Majority of Egyptian bird trapping and killing found to be illegal

Birdwatch News Archive

Posted on: 14 May 2016

A study has revealed that more than 75 per cent of bird killing and trapping in Egypt is illegal.

BirdLife International has release new data on Mediterranean hotspot for illegal bird killing, and a graphic video of the killing methods (below).

Nature Conservation Egypt (BirdLife in Egypt) and the BirdLife International Secretariat released today a study on the socio-economic drivers of hunting and trapping practices in Egypt. With an estimated six million birds killed and trapped illegally every year, Egypt is one of the most dangerous places for migratory birds in the Mediterranean, followed by Italy and Lebanon. BirdLife International has also released a video to document the Mediterranean massacre that has already reached more than two million people in the first 48 hours of its availability.

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