|

Mongolia to export eagle feathers

By M.ZOLJARGAL

Tsarmyn Burged (Eagle of Tsaram) NGO in Bayan-Ulgii Province will now be buying shed Mongolian eagle feathers from eagle hunters and exporting them to the Arrow and Bow Society of Japan. The agreement is an effort to raise funds for efforts to species preservation.

The Society uses shed feathers for producing arrows and bows. Negotiations were held with hunters on the price of feathers and the Arrow and Bow Society and Tsarmyn Burged offered to provide financial assistance for feeding the eagles throughout the year.

Mongolia is home to many endangered and birds of prey and scavenger species, such as the Western Marsh Harrier, Steppe Eagle, Tsarmyn Eagle, Saker Falcon, vulture and bearded vulture. Birds of prey play a vital role in the biodiversity of an ecosystem. Scientists warn that if a single species of predator bird becomes extinct, an ecosystem could lose its balance.

Short URL: http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/?p=6165

Posted by on Sep 25 2013. Filed under Domestic. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented

  • E B: Paul is a good friend, and really great human and lovely soul. I met him in Findhorn, but lost contact. Would love to reconnect....
  • jargal: Why no mention of corruption?
  • Altan Khaan: Russia is a terrorist state and a colonian empire that has taken the lands of Turco-Mongols. We shouldn’t talk with...
  • William: It is quite sad to notice that the poor will pay the price for those new policies to reduce traffic jam, but that’s also...
  • Ann Altman: Imprisonment of Engineer Bat is a travesty and a serious assault on democracy in Mongolia. I am appalled by a jail sentence...