Monday, 25 May 2015

Save the northern bald Ibis from war torn Palmyra

A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say. A tiny breeding colony of the northern bald ibis was found near the city in 2002.

Three birds held in captivity were abandoned last week after their guards fled the fighting. Their fate is unknown.  The fall of Palmyra came just days after IS captured the major Iraqi city of Ramadi.

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