Hunting for 193 water and land birds in Albania outlawed

Hunting for 193 water and land birds in Albania outlawed

Tirana, 13 May 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Albanian authorities are trying to reduce the serious losses that are coming from the hunting of wild birds and have ordered drastic measures to stop this phenomenon.

Minister of Environment, Lefter Koka has ordered hunting to stop for 193 rare birds, which risk the biodiversity of the country.

These are 193 bird species that live on water and on land, which risk extinction.

Koka says that he has ordered this for the protection of wild water and land birds, in line with EU directives. According to him, this order helps the enrichment of the nature of the country and the increase of the population of water and land birds.

Among the most endangered species are the Dalmatian Pelican, the stork, the swan, the goose, etc.

Earlier, the Albanian government had announced a moratorium that outlaws hunting in Albanian forests for the next five years.

Another moratorium was approved at the start of the year. It outlaws the cutting of forest trees for the next ten years. /