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Hunting in Isfahan Canceled Due To Fear Of Bird Flu

The Department of Environment of Isfahan has forbidden bird hunting for fear of bird flu spread.

Tehran, 25 October 2005 (CHN) -- "Regarding the outbreak an acute Bird Flu in Turkey and Romania which may affect different kind of birds, hunting and trapping of any kind of birds is forbidden in all land and marine ecosystems of the province," the announcement has just been issued by the Department of Environment of the central province of Isfahan.

Following the outbreak of Bird Flu, which is a dangerous, shared disease between animals and human beings, a new sense of horror has spread around the world, and with the migration of birds from Siberia, the situation is getting worse, putting many countries on alert to prevent the spread of Bird Flu.

Experts of Control and Inspection office of Isfahan Department of Environment have submitted several reports which draw more attention in respect of preventing the breakout of the disease.

Issuing hunting permits for hunting boars has been forbidden as well. This permit which was issued just for non-Muslims will not be issued until further announcement.

Isfahan province, with its Mouteh and Ghamishlou preserved zones, and a national park, with a variety of plants and animals, attracts a lot of foreign hunters to the region This year, Isfahan planned to issue hunting permits just for foreigners, but now due to the outbreak of Bird Flu, all hunting permits are canceled, dealing a blow to one of the province key sources of income. Last year, 14 hunting permits were issued in Isfahan. The price for each permit for quadrupeds is nearly 5,000 US dollar.

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