Pakistan seizes Qatari prince's prized falcons for illegal hunting

March 13, 2015 5:44 AM

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Wildlife officials in Pakistan fined a Qatari prince and seized two of his prized hunting falcons after he was discovered illegally hunting a rare bird species, an official said on Thursday.

The confiscated falcons - which can be worth upwards of $250,000 each - were released into the wild this week, said Khan Malook, a district wildlife officer in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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