"Another young curlew killed by the hunters?" In a message posted on Facebook in late October, Polish scientists are indignant at the disappearance in France of one of their proteges. The Curlew, which is identified by its long beaked bill and speckled plumage, is listed as vulnerable on the European Red List of Threatened Species. In Poland, where the last 300 pairs of waders identified in the territory are protected, a program financed by the European Union tries to reintroduce the species in the wild: each year, about thirty of these migratory birds are thus raised in aviaries, ringed or equipped with a GPS chip, then released.
It is thanks to this tracing device that the Polish association for the defense of the environment found, on August 26 at 7 am, the death of the young curlew released two months earlier. "The GPS signal stopped on the first day of his stay in the Bay of Somme, in a hunting area"they write, dismayed.
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