Reports re wild birds being killed (and scared off) in attempts to lower H5N1 risks seem to be increasing. - despite scientific evidence being that they can't sustain H5N1. In Thailand some time ago, Prime Minister Thaksin threatened to cull openbill storks when some (around 8?) died with H5N1. Happily, didn't do so. Lately, seen re: Vietnam starting attempts to kill all wild birds in at least two cities (halted). UAE clearing coastline of birds (not sure how). Couple of Middle Eastern countries announced plans to drain wetlands to reduce waterbird numbers (maybe hasn't happened - yet) In Crimea, "wild bird reservoirs [of H5N1]" being removed. Russia main killer of birds it seems. Been reports re wild birds killed near infected farms. Now:
in REGNUM, probably the same source: http://www.regnum.ru/news/577831.html Anatoliy Kvashnin: "in Siberia are possible the outbreaks of bird influenza and for this it is necessary to be prepared" Plenipotentiary noted that it is necessary to clearly determine all populated areas, which are been located next to the reservoirs, on which was possible the contact of wild and poultry.
"in the dangerous places is important not to allow nesting wild birds by all existing means", he stated Anatoliy Kvashnin. Plenipotentiary also emphasized the need organizing the corresponding safeguards at the poultry processing facilities. Using the original Russian phrase "not to allow nesting wild birds", the following articles have been easily reached: "Wild to birds they will forbid to twist the nest" (see photo ;-) Opinions: Guest RRR: You press flies, decrease birth rate, destroy your sparrows. Guest: ... let to Africa it flies to lead to the birds, that on the spring will here jerk... http://www.rambler.ru/db/news/msg.html?mid=7225023&s=260005039 http://www.ria-sibir.ru/viewnews/12867.html[/quote]