Conservationists slam Malta over bird hunting during COVID-19 lockdown

Conservationists slam Malta over bird hunting during COVID-19 lockdown

Bird conservation groups are outraged the spring hunting season in Malta is being opened despite the COVID-19 lockdown. The Maltese islands are a resting point for migratory birds crossing the Mediterranean. Birdlife Malta sent Euronews pictures of a marsh harrier bird of prey, which they say has been shot illegally during this year’s three-week week […]

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‘Tone-deaf’: Environmentalists slam Trump’s plan to open 2.3m acres of wildlife refuges for hunting

‘Tone-deaf’: Environmentalists slam Trump’s plan to open 2.3m acres of wildlife refuges for hunting

The Trump administration has been declared “tone-deaf” for unveiling a plan to open 2.3m acres of land at wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries for hunting and fishing amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Department of the Interior proposal earlier this week includes dozens of firsts for the hunting of a long list of wild animals including […]

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Bushmeat hunting threatens hornbills and raptors in Cameroon’s forests, study finds

Hornbills, vultures and eagles are being hunted for bushmeat in Cameroon in much greater numbers than previously thought, a new study has found. Previous research has shown that relatively few birds are sold in Cameroon’s markets compared to mammals and reptiles. However, market surveys can be biased toward commercially valuable wildlife, missing animals that are […]

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