10 White-tailed eagles poisoned in Serbia since February 2014 – Annihilation!

There is no save wildlife comeback in Europe until we manage to generate a wide public support for nature conservation. Here is another example of brutal wildlife poisoning in Serbia.

So far the corpses of 10 White-tailed eagles have been found poisoned in Serbia, 4 dead eagles found in February and an additional 6 dead eagles found in April. Many of the dead eagles were discovered not far from the small village of Svilojevo in the municipality of Apatin. Four individuals, three of whom were sexually mature, and a single immature eagle, were not the only birds or animals that have died in the same area. The bodies of three buzzards, seven magpie and two jackals were also discovered, all presumed to have been poisoned. The area where all the corpses were located is one of the most important nesting habitat in Serbia for a number of rare and endangered species of raptor, including the white-tailed eagle.

 

Tanjug (Jaroslav Pap)

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Tanjug (Jaroslav Pap)

 Image by Tanjug (Jaroslav Pap)

These death are a  sad reminder of the unacceptable relationship between some individuals and nature.

 

Tanjug (Jaroslav Pap)

Image by Tanjug (Jaroslav Pap)
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1 comment to 10 White-tailed eagles poisoned in Serbia since February 2014 – Annihilation!

  • JC

    This is extremely unfortunate and sad — is there any indication as to the composition of the poison which would indicate whether it was from industrial contamination or someone who deliberately wanted to kill them?

    Thanks, JC

    Editor’s Comment. We understand the poison used was carbouran