Good red kite news

This video says about itself:

25 November 2010

Photographer and biologist Johan Hammar is photographing red kite (Milvus milvus) from a hide in southern Sweden. Europe holds about 95 % of the world population of red kites but in many countries they are decreasing. In Sweden it was almost extinct. Only 30 pairs remained in 1960. But thanks to nature conservation efforts there are now more than 1300 breeding pairs in Sweden.

BirdLife in the Netherlands reported on 14 September 2016 things are going well for red kites in the Netherlands. In 2014 3 nesting couples; in 2015 8; this year about 10.

However, there is a threat for this species of people poisoning raptors.

In Belgium there are about 200 nesting couples.

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