As the world looks to tighten up the illegal capture of wildlife, migratory birds are being threatened by widespread and unsustainable hunting across the Asia-Pacific region.
University of Queensland-led research has revealed that three quarters of migratory shorebird species in the region have been hunted since the 1970s.
UQ PhD student Eduardo Gallo-Cajiao said the finding was deeply concerning, as these globetrotters were already under pressure from other human impacts.
“The Asia-Pacific is host to one of the most amazing animal migrations on earth,” Mr Gallo-Cajiao said. MORE