Today a convoy of 30 off-road vehicles is directed to the desert Hezoua, escorted by our security forces as the carnage begins SOS we need HELP!!! During the 23-year regime of Ben Ali, the emirs of the Arabian Peninsula, having destroyed several animal species that once lived in their desert, found in southern Tunisia Eldorado to hunt them with impunity, despite a national law strict The few rare and endangered, such as the Dorcas gazelle, white gazelle (Rim), the mountain gazelle and houbara bustard also graceful (known as the H'bara in our skies, Chlamydotis undulata undulata in scientific name). The latest news for the scouts emirs Qatari landed in Tozeur to ensure the logistics for a hunting trip and parts of Arab falconry in the "El Chott Gharsa" last stronghold of bustards and gazelles. Alarmed by this terrible news, associations with environmental and local NGOs have mobilized to stop this massacre. The press wanted to dip his pen in that case to save the houbara bustard recent Tunisian hands of the emirs poachers. Blessed by a flora and fauna very atypical, the ecosystem of the Tunisian Sahara has always crystallized curiosity adventurers, hikers and simple science. At the same time, always on the lookout for idyllic settings, the major Hollywood studios have found in the giant dunes of the Tunisian Sahara and its picturesque landscape, the perfect place to make films of anthology in the image of the Star Wars by George Lucas, The English Patient and the latest blockbuster Black Gold of the Tunisian producer Tarek Ben Ammar with the star Antonio Banderas. But who says landscape, also known as a live ecosystem where flora and fauna. O r, despite a relatively small area compared to the Libyan and Algerian desert, the Tunisian Sahara is different from its neighbors by a unique biodiversity of its kind with a rich and varied fauna. Alas, that's that for over two decades, wildlife in the Tunisian desert lives a nightmare. Several environmentalists Tunisian "rich Gulf princes engage, in fact, a massacre that affects several rare species of the country. Their main targets are the houbara bustard and gazelle. Both species are endangered, in principle, protected by national and international laws. ". Friends of the birds are calling At last count, according to a letter from Mr. Hichem Azafzaf, president of the Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux" (AAO), the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, which the press was able to obtain a copy , scouts of emirs Qatari landed in Tozeur to ensure the logistics for a hunting trip and parts of falconry for the past Tunisian bustards and gazelles which the summary here: "Mr. Minister. I have just been informed that the Gulf Emirs are preparing for a hunt in the houbara bustard and gazelle in Southern Tunisia, specifically in the area of Tozeur. Let me remind you that the species concerned are strictly protected under Tunisian law (Decree on annual hunting) and shall in no case be delivered to poaching allowed as was the case under the old regime. For this I draw your attention to these recent activities that you should do what is necessary to ensure that no authorization is provided and that your services provide the application of our laws. Mr. Minister, thank you in advance for all you do to ensure compliance with Tunisian law on hunting and protect our natural heritage for present and future generations. Always at the service of nature and the need to save the birds and their habitats, we remain faithful and supportive for Tunisia. " For his part, Mr. Abdelmajid Dabbar, an activist-environmentalist and ornithologist, told us: "Yes, the scouts of emirs of Qatar arrived in Tozeur for site preparation and logistics in" Chott El Gharsa " last stronghold of bustards and gazelles. Thus, a demonstration was organized by friends of nature and hunters outside the headquarters of Tozeur governorate of Tozeur to stop this attack on our fragile heritage. That environmental activists, NGOs, hunters and all supporters are united to defend and denounce infringements and abuse of protected species. " Hunted for its aphrodisiac
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