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Habitat Destruction Threatens Iranian Bats

Habitat Destruction Threatens Iranian Bats Habitat Destruction Threatens Iranian Bats

The growing cases of violent onslaughts on the habitats of bats in search of their nests are posing a grave threat to the species living in Iran.
Tahereh Eftekhari, deputy for Natural History and Genetic Resources Bureau at the Department of Environment, said unfortunately an illegal trend is growing in the country to harvest the so-called "bat nests" for their medical benefits, DOE reported on its official website. 
Edible nests, which are created by some bird species using their saliva, are harvested for human consumption, particularly in eastern countries, like China.
The nests have been used in Chinese cooking for over 400 years, most often as bird's nest soup. They believe that it promotes good health, especially for the skin.

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