20 May '11, 7am

White Storks hunted down: The largest flock of White Storks (Cikonji Bojod)ever recorded in Malta shot at from s...

White Storks hunted down: The largest flock of White Storks (Cikonji Bojod)ever recorded in Malta shot at from s...

The largest flock of White Storks (Cikonji Bojod )ever recorded in Malta shot at from several different locations, as the rare birds sought overnight shelter in Malta. At least six storks were seen shot down, while another injured stork was recovered but had to be euthanized by a vet. Yet another two injured storks were recorded in flight with dangling legs and missing feathers. A shot Glossy Ibis (Velleran ), another rare migratory bird for Malta, was also received by BirdLife from Zabbar. On the 18 May, around 200 White Storks arrived in Malta. The BirdLife Malta office immediately informed the police and mobilised its field teams to monitor the birds and ensure their safety. A hunter was reportedly apprehended by the ALE after shooting one of the Storks in Madliena, and another was apprehended by the ALE in Zurrieq with two dead storks. The flock eventually flew towards...

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/05/white-storks-hu...

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Betty White is greener than you

Betty White is greener than you

grist.org 20 May '11, 6pm

Betty White, honorary forest ranger and ardent environmentalist. Photo: USDA White is the new green! Did you know that the...