• Petitioned Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan

This petition was delivered to:

Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of India.
Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan

Please Stop Amur Falcon Massacre in Nagaland, India.

    1. Rajeev B
    2. Petition by

      Rajeev B

      Bangalore, India

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.

Read more about this at conservationindia.org

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. News of action on the ground.

      Rajeev B
      Petition Organizer

      We have reached 2400 Signatures so far and on the ground the good news is that the concerned authorities have taken action and hopefully the slaughter of the birds will end soon and forever.

      This is the news from Nagaland Post:

      http://www.nagalandpost.com/ChannelNews/State/StateNews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDAyNzk1Nw%3D%3D-vVoe3LYmNbI%3D

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Your voices are being heard

      Rajeev B
      Petition Organizer

      Efforts by Conservation India, with the support of people like you have lead to wide spread coverage of this issue in the media.

      The concerned authorities are reported to have taken steps to stop the slaughter of Amur Falcons. Conservation India has some updates about the developments in its campaign page:

      http://www.conservationindia.org/campaigns/amur-massacre

      While we hope that this will come to an end soon and a long term plan would be worked out to protect the birds in the future, let us continue to spread the word.

    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 3 months ago

      ICH FASSE ES NICHT, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIERT UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN!!!!

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 3 months ago

      ICH FASSE ES NICHT, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIERT UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN!!!!

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    • Mira Iordanescu TORONTO, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      How BARBARIC. Please STOP this horror...

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    • Diana Baritz ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • 3 months ago

      Stop Amur Falcon Massacre in India!

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    • Joya Kumar INDIA
      • 3 months ago

      Because I am interested in birds and what is happening to falcons in Nagaland is very sad.

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