Libyan Wildlife Trust voices concern over illegal bird killing

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Libyan Wildlife Trust voices concern over illegal bird killing

February 26, 2020 - 08:25
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The Libyan Wildlife Trust for protecting wildlife in Libya has expressed concern about the growing phenomenon of killing birds in Libya, saying that the absence of a deterrent punishment against wildlife crimes is what made these offenders go this far.

The association posted pictures on its Facebook page Tuesday, showing a number of flamingo migrant birds shot down while making their journey through Libya.

It labeled the images of the dead birds with "killing for pleasure", underscoring that action should be taken to combat this threat.

"The guns of Libyan hunters have become of greater risk than the natural enemies of this species, which could indeed lead to its extinction from the Libyan coast," the association explained.