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Foreign hunting web sites go on offering an opportunity to hunt in Armenia for the Armenian moufflon and bezoar goat involved in the Red Book
As the head of the company "Club of legal hunting" Edward Saribekyan said at today's press-conference, all his attempts to draw attention of the relevant bodies at these hunting tours failed. He said that Armenia's Nature Protection Ministry should be responsible for the "Red Book" hunting, but it does not take any serious steps. One of the foreign web sites offers hunting for moufflon for several thousands dollars - www.huntingconsortium.com. Another web site http://www.huntingconsortium.com/asia-armenia.htm, offers hunting not only for moufflon and bezoar goat but also brown bear.
Saribekyan also drew attention to the fact that there is no control over the local hunters in Armenia. He used to inform Armenian Nature Protection Ministry about the facts of poaching, but no specific actions were taken to catch poachers. For this reason, he thinks that only civil activeness may become the only way out from the created situation. He also added that any person which may deliver a copy of his passport, two photos and 5 thsd drams may get
a hunter's license. For this reason, the control over getting the hunter's license should be tightened, he said.
To note, the hunting season was opened in Armenia on 25 August and will last till 28 February 2013.