UK Collector Wipes out Bird Species at Reserve

Posted by ardeidae on February 03, 2005

In November 2004, UK authorities discovered Daniel Lingham’s collection of eggs that he displayed in his home near Norwich, UK. This collection consisted of 3,603 illegally gathered eggs, 226 from rare species protected by the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. He recently pleaded guilty to seven charges filed against him. He has also been blamed for wiping out an entire population of Nightjars (Caprimulgus europaeus) in Alderford Common, a reserve in Norfolk.

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