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Nagaland falls on the 20,000-km migration route of Amur falcons, who fly from Mongolia to Africa every year. They stop to rest in the Wokha district, roosting in large numbers on the banks of the Doyang reservoir. Until 2012, thousands of these birds were killed illegally for their meat by locals, but awareness initiative­s led by Nagaland Wildlife & Biodiversi­ty Conservati­on, among others, turned the tide, and today, former falcon hunters have turned birdwatchi­ng guides and homestay hosts for the tourists who come to see the falcons!

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