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Indian states ban guns and airguns to safeguard Amur falcons

Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur officials also confiscate catapults and nets to ensure birds en route to South Africa can recuperate

Officials in north-east India have banned the use of guns and airguns and confiscated catapults and nets in an effort to safeguard the small Amur falcons that make an autumn pit stop on their way to sunny South Africa.

Forest officers were patrolling areas of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur states to make sure no one disturbs the long-distance travelling raptors who stop briefly in India.

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