Conservationists sound alarm over unprecedented slaughter of rare and endangered species by hunters at three lagoons
A million wild birds a year are now being killed illegally at a single wildlife site in Iran. That is the stark warning from conservationists who say highly endangered migratory species face being wiped out in the near future there unless urgent action is taken.
In a letter last week to the journal Science, the conservationists pinpoint the Fereydunkenar wetlands in Iran as the site of this widespread wildlife slaughter.
An estimated 3,000 of these birds are currently being killed daily by local hunters to sell at local markets