For 10 years, poachers have taken out birds for $ 2.5 million
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Criminals caught songbirds and mass export them to Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, UAE.
Over the past 10 years, poachers killed in Ukraine, several million wild songbirds. This was stated by Deputy head of the state ecological inspection of Ukraine Viktor Kantsurak, UNIAN reports.
According to him, the country wielding gang of poachers, led by individuals from Arab countries. Criminals caught birds such as Tits, goldfinches, Redpolls, cigi and mass export them to Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, UAE.
Thus for a caught bird in Ukraine poachers get 50 hryvnia ($2), whereas in the Arab countries these birds are sold for 30-50 bucks.
Kantsurak also noted that during transportation and fishing die a huge number of birds, the account goes on millions. In just 10 years, the poachers have caused Ukraine losses of $ 2.5 million.
Deputy geekologist Inspectorate added that officially to catch each bird by the Ministry of environment of Ukraine should issue a permit. After that, he caught the bird, you must obtain a veterinary certificate stating that the animal is not sick. However, in 10 years, ecology has not issued a single permit.
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