Providing safe passage for migrating Amur Falcons

Amur Falcon Conservation

During the 2012 winter passage migration of Amur Falcons, this team discovered a large-scale slaughter of Amur Falcons near the Doyang Reservoir in Wokha district in Nagaland state, India. The recorded depletion of 120,000 –140,000 birds from the global population in ONE season could have a catastrophic impact on the bird’s global population and is a grave concern. With rapid increase in supply and demand of Amur Falcon meat in Nagaland (and maybe other neighbouring states) during migration, more education and conservation efforts are required to ensure the persistence of this long-distance migratory raptor.