24 May 2021

Hunters allowed to shoot extinction-threatened turtle doves

Chief Correspondent

A red alert for our planet: there are no second chances. The warnings from world leaders in the run-up to the UN’s COP26 climate conference could hardly be starker. Yet even the simplest act of conservation seems impossible to achieve.

Turtle doves are on the brink of extinction, but some European countries seem unwilling to stop shooting them.