Rare Northern Bald Ibis Killed Illegally By Hunters in Italy

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Northern bald ibis, photo by Manuel Scheikl

A rare species of ibis is part of a large European conservation effort, and the leading bird in this project was killed last weekend by illegal hunters in Italy. Goja, a northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita), was in transit to her wintering grounds in Tuscany when she was shot down.

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