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1 Million Wild Birds Killed  in Fereydounkenar Annually
1 Million Wild Birds Killed  in Fereydounkenar Annually
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

1 Million Wild Birds Killed in Fereydounkenar Annually

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

1 Million Wild Birds Killed in Fereydounkenar Annually

In a letter to the journal Science, Jamshid Parchizadeh, an Iranian conservationist, and zoologist Samual Williams of Venda University, South Africa, said the Fereydounkenar wetlands in the Iranian province of Mazandaran have become the site of a widespread wildlife slaughter.
A million wild birds a year are now being killed illegally at this single site in Iran. Conservationists believe highly endangered migratory species face being wiped out in the near future there unless urgent action is taken, the Guardian reported. 
Three major lagoons–Fereydounkenar, Sorkhroud and Azbaran–provide resting places for species that spend the winter there, including the Siberian crane that is designated as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
 

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