CBCGDF Volunteers Discovered Tens of Thousands of Living Yellow-Breasted Buntings were Trapped During Mid-Autumn Festival Patrol, and Released Them After the Alarm
2019/9/13 22:56:00 本站

On September 13, 2019, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) volunteers and the local wildlife protection association found tens of thousands of living yellow-breasted buntings in a farmhouse in Changwangzhuang Village, Luannan County, Tangshan City, Hebei Province. The volunteers immediately called the police, and the local forest police and volunteers released these yellow-breasted butings on the afternoon of the same day.


Yellow-breasted bunting (Emberiza aureola) was listed in the IUCN Red List of critically endangered species in 2017. Until 2004, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considered the yellow-breasted bunting to be a species of least concern. Since 2004, it has been gradually upgraded to a status of critically endangered due to rapid drops in population sizes.


CBCGDF hopes that the relevant departments can pay attention to the protection of this species, strengthen the patrol and law enforcement, and ensure the smooth wintering of this critically endangered species.



(Photo credit: CBCGDF volunteers)

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By / Maggie