Peregrine Falcons and other Raptors being Brutally Killed by Pigeon-fanciers in Punjab

Pigeon-fancying is a popular hobby for many around India. Across the world, raptors are viewed as a threat to the pigeons kept by pigeon-fanciers. However, in Punjab (especially in the regions of Doaba and Malwa), some who participate in this activity have taken it upon themselves to deal with these threats in the most extreme manner.

Conservation India

Last updated on 24 May 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
India
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Falco peregrinus
Species group: 
Birds