Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Ilhame Isabalayeva - Trend:
Animals like black stork, Caucasian and Talish pheasants have become extinct on the Azerbaijani shores of the Caspian Sea.
The Zoology Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences told Trend that its employees have conducted research work and defined the current state of 76 rare birds. The scientists have developed scientifically based recommendations for increasing their numbers.
The research revealed that the number of 23 bird species decreased due to manmade causes and these species are under threat with four species being in a fragile state, nine under threat and 11 in a crisis situation.
One species (black stork) and two subspecies (Caucasian and Talish pheasants) are already extinct. Some 26 species are always rare not depending on manmade causes.
Such bird species live along the Azerbaijani coasts of the Caspian Sea in the Gizil-Agach State Reserve, Shirvan State Reserve, Yeniken Reservoir, Lake Agzibir and Samur-Yalama National Park.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.M.