Sunday, October 30, 2005

Bird Flu: Armenia bans bird hunting

As so many countries are introducing measures to address the Bird Flu scare, I have avoided such stories. However, this is a little different.

Armenia is to ban bird hunting in an effort to prevent the spread of bird flu in the country. Hunting is usually banned from Dec 31 but the Environment Ministry has moved the date forward to coincide with the winter migration of wild birds.