A file photo of dead short-toed snake eagles left behind by hunters in Zgharta. (The Daily Star/Fouad Itani)
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President Michel Aoun Sunday called on Lebanese authorities to take measures to prevent hunters in the country from shooting migratory birds, as thousands of birds cross through Lebanon's skies this spring.Aoun's comments came less than a fortnight after a group of 52 Lebanese and international environmental NGOs and bird advocacy groups released a joint letter calling on the president to enforce Lebanon's hunting laws ahead of spring bird migration.Around 2.6 million birds from roughly 327 species are estimated to be killed in Lebanon each year, the letter noted, hampering global conservation efforts.
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