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31 May 2013

Illegal killing, trapping and trade of wild birdsCouncil of Europe Conference - 29-31 May, Tunis

30 May 2013

Every autumn in Northern Europe, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of 20,000 Bewick’s Swans from the tundras of arctic European Russia. This is the longest migration of any swan species in the world and requires a remarkable feat of endurance which takes each bird on a 3000km journey along the Baltic to wintering sites in the lowland areas of Northwest Europe. The swans face a number of threats on their long journey. Some survive, some do not.

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