CBCGDF Carried a Charitable Donation to the Scene in Tianjin, Hopes to Alleviate the Crisis of the Oriental Storks Hunger
2019/11/26 13:37:00 本站

On the evening of November 21st, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) urgently launched the operation of “Buy them a fish – all the people to protect the wild animals”, calling for the charity fundraising of the Oriental storks who have been starving because of the food crisis. As of the morning of the 22nd, CBCGDF received a total of 1,500 yuan in donations. CBCGDF would like to express its sincere gratitude to the enthusiastic netizens for their support of this initiative.


As soon as the money was raised, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of CBCGDF gave instructions that the “life-saving money” should be sent to the Oriental storks in Tianjin. Although the money was not much, it must be done immediately.


The CBCGDF staff who received the instruction departed and arrived in Tianjin to dock with the local China Conservation Area (CCAfa) volunteers and rushed to the habitat of Tianjin’s Oriental storks. On the way, she observed two groups of nearly 20 Oriental storks on the road, but they were too far away to be clearly photographed.


According to the feedback from her and frontline volunteers, the next step, they will go to the fishpond to discuss with the fishermen and tell the fishermen about the plan for fundraising. They also hope that the fishermen can leave the Oriental storks some small fish. At the same time, CBCGDF will coordinate with relevant local authorities to establish a long-term effective protection mechanism, which is the real expected effect.


After meeting with the fishermen, the CBCGDF staff and volunteers will also go to the China Conservation Area for waterfowl at Tangshan in Hebei Province and hand over the first 1,500 yuan raised to the Director Tian Zhiwei who played an important role in helping, to thank him for providing food for the Oriental storks in time.


According to Director Tian’s description of the situation at the time: “At the time they were too hungry to find humans for food. When they saw fish in the cage, they ran up and hit the wall.”


The wild Oriental stork is generally quiet and alert and does not like to be in contact with humans. However, they were eagerly hitting the wall. It can be been seen that how hungry they could have been. After learning the situation, the Director of the CCAfa had provided some small fish and other food for these starving Oriental storks. After a period of rest, more than 80 of them have added physical strength and re-started their journey to the south.


To allow more Oriental storks to migrate smoothly, CBCGDF urgently launched a rescue fundraising operation for the Oriental storks on the 21st: 5 yuan, buy them a fish.






(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Maggie