Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Is it time to start culling the protected Cyprus Moufflon?

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So not only can the so called hunters of Cyprus be let loose with their macho shotguns through the year, they’re now considering if they should be allowed to cull the protected Cyprus Moufflon.

Only with a licence, of course – and we know that not many take note of where they are not allowed to shoot. You only need to look at the road signs to see they’ve been shot at!

Which part of the word “protected” is not being understood here?

Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the beast that is being referred to, here are some photos:

Cyprus Moufflon by flickr user: Φ-Filippos-Κ

Cyprus Moufflon by by Φ-Filippos-Κ, on Flickr

Both of the above photos are from Flickr user: Φ-Filippos-Κ. You can click through the link to see more of the users photographs.

It’s interesting to read this short description from an animal welfare page from a website based in the north of Cyprus (often referred to as not having the welfare of anything Cyprus related at heart).

The reclusive Cypriot Moufflon, an indigenous wild mountain sheep that was hunted to the verge of extinction and now survives with an estimated 200 breeding pairs in the protected reserve of the Paphos Forest Station, in the South Cyprus.

Culling could be on the cards for moufflon – Cyprus Mail.

If the ruling goes ahead you may soon only be able to see the Cyprus Moufflon in this format in the near future:

Cyprus Moufflon postage stamps presentation pack

Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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