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Falcon chicks bred to cut down on egg thefts

Last week a man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for attempting to smuggle falcons' eggs out of the UK.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says it has seen an increase in human interference at nest sites across the country in recent years.

Wildlife Consultants International in Wales breed more than 300 falcon chicks a year so as to reduce the number taken from the wild.

Falconer Diana Durnham Walters from the centre explained the benefits of breeding and raising falcons.

  • 25 Aug 2010
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