06 Jul '11, 9am

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe: BirdLife Partners fro...

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe: BirdLife Partners fro...

Illegal killing and trapping of birds is not restricted to the Mediterranean countries, contrary to what many people believed. Disgraceful as it is, one of the main conclusions of this report is that illegal killing of birds is a widespread practice that very few countries have managed to stop. In many cases birds are killed for economic reasons: because they are perceived by land users as a competitor for resources, or as a source of income through illegal trade. In other cases birds are persecuted as trophies, due to ignorance of the law or just for ‘fun’. Over 80 strictly protected bird species were reported as victims of deliberate wildlife crime.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/07/birdlife-report...

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