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Saudi Prince Reportedly Killed About 2,000 Endangered Birds In Pakistan

By Emily Thomas

A Saudi prince reportedly hunted and killed about 2,000 houbara bustards — birds that are considered to be on the brink of extinction — during a safari in Pakistan earlier this year.

Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud hunted a total of 1,977 birds, which are globally protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Dawn News reports. An additional 123 bustards were killed by local representatives, bringing the hunt’s death total to 2,100.

Each year, the bird makes its annual migration from Central Asia to the deserts of Pakistan, where wealthy elites and Arab …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green