Please Stop Amur Falcon Massacre in Nagaland, India.
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Thousands of migrating Amur Falcons are being massacred in Nagaland every day. They are killed not just for consumption by the hunters or local communities but for commercial sale. This is appalling and unacceptable. URGENT action is needed to protect them.
These amazing raptors travel one of the longest migration routes of all birds, doing up to 22,000 km in a year, they arrive in northeast Indian state of Nagaland from Siberia en route to their final destination — Somalia, Kenya and South Africa.
- It is estimate that during the peak migration 12,000 to 14,000 birds are being hunted for consumption and commercial sale everyday.
- It is further estimated that 120,000 to 140,000 birds are being slaughtered in Nagaland every year during their passage through the state.
It is tragic that these birds meet such a fate on their long journeys, and they must be protected .
India, as a signatory to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), is duty bound to prevent this massacre, provide safe passage, as well as draw up appropriate action plans for the long-term conservation of this bird.
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