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    Default Barn Owl Hunted to Death and soon extinction?

    I was driving on Vajreshwari Road, near the newly declared Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra, and we went a little off the road towards a tiny hamlet called Lendipara (this is the name the villagers told me). I saw a young man proudly carrying this trophy of a hunted barn owl. I asked him why he killed the bird, and after much prodding he said 'for eating'. Obviously it's a lie. They probably do something else with the body and parts. Sad and shocking.

    The region is a beautiful natural landscape which has Tungareshwar Wildlifr Sanctuary on one side and rolling hills on the other. Wish this could be included in the protected area.

    I had written to the DFO Thane Region, and received no reply. I had attended a short course at the WII Dehradun on Conservation, and we were asked to report such illegal wildlife huntings to the local DFO. I guess the DFO must be flooded with email. Sent these images to Sanctuary Magazine as well and received no response.

    I am sure the villagers are regularly hunting wild animals and birds in this region. I wish one could stop them.
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