November 4, 2012

Shocking Amur Falcon
Massacre in Nagaland

This is a documentation by by Shashank Dalvi and Ramki Sreenivasan “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 every day. 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...” more on the Conservation India website: click here

Male Amur Falcon, Mongolia. © M. Putze
Amur Falcon is a common breeding visitor
to northern/north-eastern Mongolia.

Female Amur Falcon, Mongolia. © M. Putze
It is very likely that quite many of the birds killed
in Nagaland originated in Mongolia!

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