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Afghan birds massacred

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This video says about itself:

Siberian Crane in Okinawa Japan on Jan. 4, 2012. The world population was estimated in 2010 at about 3200 birds, migrating from Kytalyk Reserve area in North Siberia to Poyang Lake in China.

From the BBC:

30 July 2013 Last updated at 00:38 GMT

Bird hunters ’emptying Afghan skies’

By Bilal Sarwary, BBC News, Parwan and Kapisa provinces

Untold numbers of migratory birds are being caught and killed every year in Afghanistan, helping drive species like the Siberian Crane to the verge of extinction. Hunters say other bird populations are also declining rapidly, raising fears among environmentalists.

Noar Agha loads small stones into the leather pouch attached to his homemade sling shot. “This is like a big transit airport for birds,” he says, pointing to a lush valley ringed by snowy Hindu Kush peaks in Parwan province, about 160km (100 miles) from Kabul.

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