As many as two million birds per year may be killed illegally in Northern and Central Europe and the Caucasus region – mainly for sport or “pest” control, according to a new report released by BirdLife International on October 24.

The layman’s report, titled The Killing 2.0, A View to a Kill, exposes the scale and scope of the illegal killing of birds across critical regions.

The Killing 2.0 shows that illegal killing of birds remain a major threat in Europe, even though 28 of the countrie...

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