Endangered sea eagles in region found dead in Emek Hefer

22.05.2011                      18.Ijar, 5771                      Lag BaOmer; Tag 33 des Omer

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Endangered sea eagles in region found dead in Emek Hefer

Nature and Parks Authority officials say farmers must stop poisoning crop-damaging animals.

A pair of white-tailed sea eagles that were returned to nature in 2007 after remaining naturally extinct in Israel since the 1950s were poisoned to death in the Emek Hefer area this week, the Nature and Parks Authority announced on Friday.
The sea eagles – the female originally from a Holland zoo and the male from the breeding center in the Carmel wildlife reserve – found each other and became a pair immediately upon release into nature, and this year built a nest together, the southernmost nest of the species in the entire world, according to the NPA….