Today a sad image was circulated in Twitter and Facebook of shot Sociable Lapwings. OSME has received this image today of killed adult Sociable Lapwings and other shorebirds. A very brief report posted on OSME’s Twitter feed says “3 Sociable Lapwing (Critically Endangered), 120 Caspian Plover & hundreds of larks shot in Kuwait.”
3 Sociable Lapwing (Critically Endangered), 120 Caspian Plover & hundreds of larks shot in Kuwait.
Hunting in the Middle East is one of the main challenges for bird conservation bodies and increases concerns on high mortality of critically endangered birds. Some news reach the “surface” but the vast majority of cases remain unseen by the public. “Apparently no legislation to prohibit this unmitigated shooting of migratory species.” – OSME said in one of its Twitter feed.
We are eagerly waiting for upcoming updates on this recent issue and actions taken.