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The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.
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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Poacher’s paradise: Illegal falcon hunts on the rise in Pakistan” – below is their description.
Each winter, it is common for rich hunters from Gulf countries to travel to Pakistan’s vast deserts to partake in falconry. Arab sheikhs are known for being enthusiastic hunters, falconry is considered a treasured tradition and the birds are used in lavish hunts. However Pakistan is also a major hotspot for falcon poaching. Catching a falcon and selling it on the black market can fetch hefty sums of money for the seller, especially if they capture a rare specimen. Some of the animals sell for tens of thousands of dollars, a substantial amount in the developing South Asian nation.
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Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.