Shashank Dalvi and Ramki Sreenivasan
|Amur Falcon at Muraviovka Park, 09/2012 © F. Eidam |
made a documentation "of the shocking massacre of tens of thousands of migratory Amur falcons (Falco amurensi
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!