Method to save Honey-Buzzard

24 October 2020 # Hope

The European Honey-buzzard is fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets - but it has no defence against illegal shooting for sport. In Italy, “anti-poaching camps” sparked an extremely successful movement which has saved thousands of honey-buzzards.

The result has been extraordinary. The number of honey buzzard casualties per year has gone from 5,000 to only 100, and it has been estimated that at least 85,000 Eurasian Honey Buzzards would have died over the past three decades if poaching had not been addressed.

 

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