British turtle doves endangered

This video says about itself:

Illegal Trapping of Turtle Doves 2 May 2011, Red Tower (Malta), CABS Bird Guards.

CABS and police seizing nets and live Turtle Dove decoys at the Red Tower (Malta) on 2 May 2011, trappers are running away.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

RSPB scrambles to save turtle dove

Wednesday 09 May 2012

Conservationists will launch a last-gasp effort to save the turtle dove tomorrow.

Numbers of the bird — traditionally seen as a symbol of love and devotion — have dropped by more than 90 per cent since the 1970s.

But scientists have been left scratching their heads about the cause of the dove’s decline.

It may be they’re being shot down during their annual migration as they pass over the Mediterranean, but the RSPB will be investigating the possibility it’s being caused by changes to farming patterns hitting their traditional diet.

See also here.

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