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Thank you for posting that StraitsBirder.
Its a very thought provoking subject isn’t it? Of course migratory species should be protected in their summer nesting grounds and transit ways to and from their wintering grounds.
However, I guess its easier said than done? In many parts of Africa where European birds winter the people must see their arrival as a bounty from heaven, a food supply and also a way to earn money. Its not like these birds are hunted for sport in the way they are in Europe.
I bet the first time someone caught a bird with a ring on its leg, they must have thought it a gift from the Gods no?
Its hard to talk about this subject without sounding kind of conceited as I do come from one of the richer European countries.
Breathe and try to be nice to people 🙂