An official source from the Department of Consular Affairs at the Foreign Ministry said that the Jordanian Ministry of Interior has issued a decision banning the entry of falcons into its territory.
The decision prohibits hunting with falcons, and the possession, display or sale of falcons in the Kingdom.
The Jordan Times quoted Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) Chairman Khaled Irani saying that falcons are not allowed to enter the country in order to prevent hunting of endangered species.
The decision has been circulated to embassies of Gulf countries in Jordan to inform their citizens about the decision.
The report quoted an official saying that owners of falcons wishing to enter the country were earlier requested to submit certificates that proved their birds were free from diseases, particularly bird flu. But when the owners of falcons started hunting endangered species such as houbara bustard and goldfinch, the authority decided that falcons be banned from entering the country.
“Now, Gulf citizens who bring falcons to the country will be denied entry,” the ministry official told The Jordan Times. (Source/ Image)
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