Flight to Freedom
The Amur falcon was the year's great conservation story
It’s hope amid the gloom. 2013 will be remembered for the Amur falcon, a small, grey, insectivorous raptor that has changed lives in the wildlife conservation community, especially in Nagaland. Where tiger and rhino poaching continues unabated, conservation efforts to ensure safe passage for the Amur falcon, which makes a pit stop en route to its winter migration from Russia to South Africa, have been unprecedented.