Birders defend Estonian minister's conference trip

  • 1999-11-18
TALLINN(BNS) - The Estonian Ornithological Society said it strongly favors Environment Minister Heiki Kranich attending a bird migration conference in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.Land near the Vilsandi bird sanctuary - the Estonian wintering site of the Steller's eider, an endangered migratory species - has recently been announced as a site considered for a deep-sea port at Undva on western Saaremaa island."Accession to the migratory-wildlife Bonn convention would be an important step not just to maintain Estonia's reputation as a country which protects its nature but hopefully also...
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