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Common Quail caught in a 'mist net' © Watter AlBahry

Scale of illegal bird killing in the Middle East...

Tue, 27/08/2019
A study out today, for the first time, estimates the scale and extent of the illegal killing and taking of wild birds in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran. Using a diverse range of data sources and incorporating expert knowledge, we estimate that at least 1.7–4.6 million birds of at least 413 species may be killed or taken illegally each year in this region, many of them on migration. Worryingly, this is likely to be an underestimate as data were unavailable for parts of the region.
Asian Houbara © The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)

Kuwaiti coast guards foil bid to smuggle at-risk...

Thu, 08/09/2016
Earlier this month, coast guards in Kuwait intercepted an Iranian ship attempting to smuggle 100 Asian Houbaras, a bustard used as prey in falconry training.
Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in...

Mon, 19/10/2015
A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.