Two Portuguese birds see extinction risk raised to “vulnerable” due to hunting

SPEA, Portugal’s bird protection society, has once more raised the alarm over hunting after the latest Red List of Species in danger of extinction has included two birds native to Portugal “for the first time”.

The turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) and the Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) are now considered to have futures that the Red List classes as vulnerable. SPEA claims it is urgent that hunting legislation is altered to take these developments into consideration and protect the two species.