Egypt releases endangered spotted eagle into Saint Katherine Protectorate

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Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 06:33 GMT

The greater spotted eagle- press photo

The greater spotted eagle- press photo

CAIRO – 21 November 2020: Egypt rescued a greater spotted eagle and releases it in the Saint Katherine Protectorate after being treated, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Environment in a statement on Friday.
 
The ministry received a report that a large bird fell into a water spot inside the directorate, where the bird was found suffering from severe fatigue, the statement added.
 
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The eagle was hospitalized for two weeks in the Veterinary Medicine Department under the supervision of a work team in the South Sinai reserves. After receiving the treatment, the eagle, which was put on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, was released into the reserve again to complete his migration journey.
 
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Egypt has a total of 110 animal species, including 70 species threatened with extinction due to climate change impacts and poaching, said Ayman Hamada, director of Biodiversity Department at the General Directorate of Nature Conservation, in an interview with Egypt Today.
 

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