CBCGDF Volunteer Team and the Forest Police of Kaihua County Jointly Released a Chinese Pangolin in the Wild
2019/8/30 13:49:00 本站

At 7 o'clock on the morning of August 25, in a village in Kaihua County, Zhejiang Province, a pangolin accidentally ran into the residents' home. After learning the news, the volunteers of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) contacted the relevant departments of Kaihua County urgently. After the permission, they rushed to the scene on the same day. On the second day, assisting the local forest police, released the pangolin in the wild in the national nature reserve of Gutian Mountain. Throughout the process, CBCGDF staff and volunteers have been in constant contact and cooperation, providing scientific guidance and assistance to the field release work.


This is the first time in Kaihua County that the rescue of pangolins has been carried out in residents' homes in a decade. It is also the second time in a decade that pangolins have been found in residential areas. The last time it happened in 2017. This pangolin may be due to the hot weather, went to the forest to forage, and strayed into the residential area.


After releasing the pangolin in the wild, CBCGDF staff members expressed their gratitude and respect to the forest police in Kaihua County, Zhejiang Province. Pangolin is a native species in Kaihua County and is about to become a national first-class protected animal. The caring locals’ advocacy work has successfully raised the awareness of ecological protection of the residents. In addition, CBCGDF will also produce a banner, which will be given to the personnel who found the pangolin and the local department involved in protection.


As an official data publisher of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), CBCGDF will publish the relevant recorded date on the platform.







(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Maggie