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Migratory birds killed in Nagaland: report

Amur falcons, a protected species, are killed for meat while flying over Nagaland as part of their migration every year from Siberia to Africa. “We estimate that during the peak migration 12,000 to 14,000 birds are being hunted for consumption and commercial sale every day,” said a report by Conservation India. “We further estimate that a mind boggling 120,000 to 140,000 birds are being slaughtered in Nagaland every year during their passage through the state,” it said. Amur Falcons are protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and Convention of Migratory Species, of which India is a signatory.

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