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Last Updated: Wednesday November 25 2009 08:02 GMT

Rare falcons face extinction

Rescued falcons

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Having a bird of prey as a pet might sound cool but the demand for falcons in Russia is endangering the bird from Siberia and the Far East.

Poaching in the north-east of the country means that only 200 pairs of the birds remain in the wild.

A centre has been set up to look after birds which have been rescued from people trying to smuggle them out of Russia.

Ore has been finding out about the mission to save this species.

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