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Shooting, trapping, poisoning – an average of 24 million birds are illegally slaughtered in the Mediterranean each year as they attempt their perilous migratory journey between Africa and Europe.

The strongest migrants – weakened and vulnerable, having already travelled thousands of kilometres – are shot out of the sky, trapped in glue or invisible nets, or fatally poisoned. Endangered species, already brought to the brink by climate change and habitat loss, are being edged ever closer towards extinction. From the Atlantic to the Adriatic, they are still flying into the face of danger. And all in open defiance of the law. 

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