Ortolansparv vid Flygfältsrakan. Foto: Göran Bength
Den franska miljöministern, Nicolas Hulot, har åtagit sig att få stopp på den illegala storskaliga fångsten av ortolansparvar i landet.
I uttalandet ska Hulot ha sagt: "Preserving biodiversity is essential to the future of our humanity, and it is the protection of a natural heritage that we have received as a legacy and that we must pass on to future generations for ethical as well as scientific reasons." och "The practice of poaching Ortolans is illegal, it must stop….it poses a significant risk to the survival of the species, while the natural environment of this bird is threatened by climate change and urbanization which destroys its habitat"