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, 14 October 2018

Pakistan allows shipping of 150 falcons to UAE despite hunting ban

Published: September 30, 2018
Pakistan has allowed shipment of 150 Shaheen falcons to the United Arab Emirates, despite a ban on the hunting of the endangered bird at home, Express News reported.
The falcons are being shipped for Dubai’s ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
Pakistan has placed a complete ban on the hunting of rare and migratory birds. Prime Minister Imran Khan has also barred the hunting of Shaheens in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Every year, endangered and migratory birds flock to Pakistan along Sindh’s coastal belt and desert area to avoid spending winters in Siberia.
With this, the federal government invites Arab dignitaries  to hunt these birds as sport every year.
Hunt the endangered Houbara bustard and other migratory birds in Pakistan is the favourite pastime of Arab princes.

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