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Turtle Dove - Streptopelia turtur

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Is Turtle Dove the next Passenger Pigeon? A declining world population is reason for ICUN to assess the species’ status as Vulnerable. Changing farming practices have reduced the availability of both nesting sites and food resources while illegal hunting across the Mediterranean region is estimated to account for at least 600,000 birds annually.

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