Monday, November 5, 2012

[News 2012] Amur Falcon Falco amurensis Massacre in Nagaland



Shocking Amur Falcon Massacre in Nagaland 
by Shashank Dalvi and Ramki Sreenivasan @conserve_ind 

This is 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.

This is probably the single largest congregation of Amur falcons recorded anywhere in the world and it is tragic that they meet such a fate. Our team has alerted all appropriate authorities in Nagaland. Government officials we spoke to have committed to put an end to the slaughter and have initiated specific action steps outlined below. Conservation India will continue to monitor and report on the situation.


1 comment:

  1. how can that be helped out, please take the most appropriate and maximum steps to aid this

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