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Capturing, killing of amur falcon banned

Published on 29 Nov. 2012 11:41 PM IST
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 State department of forest, ecology, environment and wildlife has directed district forest officers (DFOs) of Mokokchung, Zunheboto and Wokha districts to immediately ban the act of capturing and killing migratory bird Amur Falcon by villagers in consultation with their respective district administrations.

A DIPR report stated that the department has further asked the responsible officers to send action taken report to the department. The instruction was issued following reports of capturing and killing of migratory bird during their stop over at different parts of Nagaland.

 According to reports, Amur Falcon breeds in northern China and south eastern Siberia and spent all summer there. It undertakes migration all the way to South Africa where they spend winter and back home. “These birds are hunted and eaten in Nagaland on their way to South Africa,” report stated.

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