Tag Archives: illegal hunting and capture

Articles about the illegal killing of protected birds, illegal hunting and illegal capture and trade in birds (e.g. falcons).

Spanish Marbled Ducks migrate to Africa to escape hunters’ guns

Of 27 Marbled Ducks satellite-tracked in Spain, only three birds that migrated to Algeria have survived. The most threatened duck in Europe With a decreasing population, the Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris) is classed globally as ‘Vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In Spain, where the population is very small, the species is… Read More »

26 live falcons seized at Casablanca Airport, Morocco

Customs officials managed to foil the illegal export of 26 live falcons last week at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport. The Moroccan Customs Administration said in a statement that the falcons were transported without permission by a foreign national. It added that the raptors were hidden inside wooden crates arranged for this purpose. The 26… Read More »

Two Egyptian Vultures released in Italy shot and poisoned during migration

Two captive-bred Egyptian Vultures (Neophron percnopterus) released in southern Italy last August died shortly after they started their migration. One bird shot dead by an illegal hunter in western Sicily, while the other died two days after it arrived to Tunisia, probably poisoned. The Egyptian Vulture in Italy: Egyptian Vulture numbers have decreased by more… Read More »

Satellite-tracked Montagu’s Harrier shot dead in Morocco

Un Busard cendré (Circus pygargus) suivi par balise GPS de la France est trouvé mort au Maroc, probablement abattu par des braconniers. Continuer la lecture au-dessous de la première image. A Montagu’s Harrier satellite-tracked by the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé and partners in Deux-Sèvres, west of France is found dead in Morocco. The Montagu’s… Read More »

Rare falcons rescued from poachers in Morocco

About two years ago Karim Rousselon shared with us the story of how a Swedish Peregrine Falcon was rescued from poachers at Casablanca. The same story happened again last November with a Peregrine Falcon from Finland and a Saker Falcon. This account is based on the report by K. Rousselon and his co-authors published today.… Read More »

صيادون يقتلون النسر الأسمر المحمي بالقانون في شمال المغرب

مرة أخرى النسر الأسمر يقع ضحية صياد جاهل ومغرور. لمذا قتل؟ هل يؤكل كما يؤكل الحجل مثلاً، أم أنه طائر ضار قد أضر بالفلاحة وما إلى ذلك؟ لا ثم لا. هذا الطائر و جميع انواع النسور الاخرى تتغذى على الجيف، أي على العكس تماما تقوم بتنظيف الطبيعة من بقايا الحيوانات الميتة وبهذا تحد من إنتشارالأمراض… Read More »

Swedish Peregrine rescued from poachers at Casablanca, Morocco

A 3-year old male Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) ringed in Sweden was captured in south of Casablanca by poachers on 18 December 2015. It was released by Karim Rousselon after negotiations with the captors. The information has been transmitted to the Swedish Bird Ringing Centre. Un Faucon mâle pèlerin d’origine suédoise de 3 ans capturé… Read More »