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.

Friday 7 February 2020

Wild birds rescued from Empress Market


At least 10 wild birds of different species were confiscated by the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) from Empress Market on Wednesday. Officials from the department later released the birds in their habitats.

SWD game inspector Azeem Kachhelo told The Express Tribune that their team seized 10 birds, including two barn owls, five seagulls and three falcons from the market during a routine visit. “The poacher managed to escape when we reached the spot,” he added.

“The trade of wild birds is completely banned,” said the official, adding that those involved in the illegal trade knew that the provincial government had imposed a ban on the sale and purchase of all such birds. “The poachers know they cannot sell trapped birds so easily.”

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