Monday, November 5, 2012

Shocking Amur Falcon Massacre in Nagaland/India

Amur Falcon at Muraviovka Park, 09/2012 © F. Eidam
Shashank Dalvi and Ramki Sreenivasan made a documentation "of the shocking massacre of tens of thousands of migratory Amur falcons (Falco amurensis) in the remote state of Nagaland in India’s northeast. We estimate that during the peak migration 12,000 – 14,000 birds are being hunted for consumption and commercial sale everyday. We further estimate that a mind-boggling 120,000 to 140,000 birds are being slaughtered in Nagaland every year during their passage through the state..."

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The Amur region is a important breeding ground for this species, and Muraviovka Park holds a good population. It is very likely, that birds from here have been killed in this massacre!