Tripura issues warning against hunting of migratory Amur falcons

 thehindu.com  11/04/2020 13:49:41 

The Amur falcons mainly breed in south-eastern Siberia and fly thousands of miles to reach India.   | Photo Credit: K. K. Mustafah

With the onset of winter, migratory birds specially the Amur falcons are flocking to lakes and water bodies in large numbers across northeast India. Despite restrictions, hundreds of birds are poached every year.

The Forest department is contemplating to issue an order to inform the public that the migratory birds including the Amur falcons are covered under the Wildlife Protection Act enacted in 1972. We will soon publicise the notification to warn hunters of punitive action to protect the birds, said an official on Wednesday.

The Amur falcons mainly breed in south-eastern Siberia and fly thousands of miles to reach India.

Nagaland already notified the order to save the birds. It said hunting, trapping, killing and selling of the bird could lead to three years of imprisonment and a fine of 25,000.

The order was issued after several Amur falcons were reportedly hunted and killed in the Mon district

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism

Dear subscriber,

Thank you!

Your support for our journalism is invaluable. Its a support for truth and fairness in journalism. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings.

The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler.

We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Suresh Nambath

« Go back