Activists challenge Lebanon’s decision on hunting licenses

Hunting was outlawed in Lebanon more than 20 years ago but millions of birds are still hunted illegally every year. The government now decided to start issuing licenses for recreational hunting, prompting wildlife protection activists to challenge it.

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    Hunting was outlawed in Lebanon more than 20 years ago but millions of birds are still hunted illegally every year.

    The government now decided to start issuing licences for recreational hunting, prompting wildlife protection activists to challenge it.

    Environmentalists fear the move will have a dire effect on bird populations.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from southern Lebanon.


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