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Mosquito nets used for keeping trapped falcons fresh

November 14, 2012 - 08:55 -- Henk Bouwman

It is known that mosquito nets are used to trap fish.

Recently however, shocking news from India sowed that Amur Falcons are trapped by the thousands for human consumption.

http://www.conservationindia.org/campaigns/amur-massacre

120 000 to 140 000 falcons are estimated to be trapped and killed per season.

To keep the falcons fresh, they are kept under mosquito netting, or what the reporters called mosquito netting. Pictures on the website shows what looks like netting used as cages. It is not reported how many nets are used for this purpose.

The tragedy is the impact this activity has on biodiversity.

Henk Bouwman