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Countries to meet in Egypt to end killing of migrating birds

Shooting, netting and gluing birds to sticks are the main methods that hunters use to kill or capture songbirds during their migration season

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jul 2016
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Shrikes are among the most common victims of the illegal killing and capture (Photo courtesy of UNEP tumbler page)
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A taskforce of over 20 countries in the Middle East and Europe will meet for the first time in Egypt Tuesday to discuss methods of curbing illegal practices that kill more than 20 million migrating songbirds each year.

The taskforce, established by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals in 2014, will meet from 12 to 15 July, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) statement reads.

The taskforce is expected to agree on a set of measures to reduce the scale of bird killing.

Shooting, netting and gluing birds to sticks are the main methods that hunters use to kill or capture songbirds as they migrate from their European breeding grounds towards their winter grounds south of the Sahara. 

Pigeons, birds of prey and waterbirds are also vulnerable to the killing practices.

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Andrew Vallender
11-07-2016 07:10am
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The murder of migratory birds
This is sheer killing for the sake of it and has to end!Barbarism at its worst
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silvana conte
10-07-2016 11:11pm
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stop illegal killings and capture
Wild life should be left to be free. I urge you to stop capturing and killing wildlife. It is a crime.
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Christopher Evans
10-07-2016 09:02pm
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End the barbaric netting of migrating birds !!!
This beastly annual practice should have been stopped years ago!!! Make it illegal now, and punishable with huge fines and imprisonment.
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