Turtle Dove: the new Passenger Pigeon

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Turtle Dove: the new Passenger Pigeon

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:59 pm

Formerly common as f.ck, Turtle Doves have declined by 80% since the 1980s. Nevertheless, they are still shot in their millions each year around the Med, especially on migration-hotspot islands like Malta and Cyprus.

In Italy alone, the 2021 bag limit is being set at 15 birds per hunter. With ~500k of them, that's up to 7.5m birds. The entire European breeding population is estimated at 6-11 million.

This is despite various international agreements (EU Birds Directive, UN Convention on Migratory Species, inter alia) mandating conservation.

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Re: Turtle Dove: the new Passenger Pigeon

Post by nezumi » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:53 pm

Bollocks to the human race, I'm done with them.

It is so easily within our grasp to not do this sh.t, and yet.
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