Filed for Illegal Hunting | CBCGDF Follows Up Oriental Storks Suspected Death of Poisoning in Caofeidian, Hebei Province
2019/12/23 10:41:00 本站

On December 16, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) volunteers received a receipt for the case from the police station where Caofeidian Wetland in Tangshan City, Hebei Province is located. The receipt stated that the incident of suspected poisoning in an Oriental stork reported by the CBCGDF volunteers on December 6 had been accepted by the local public security agency in an illegal hunting case.


The incident goes back ten days ago. On the morning of December 6, while the CBCGDF volunteers conducting daily patrols about Oriental storks during the migratory bird migration season, found one dead Oriental stork on the embankment in the core area of Caofeidian Wetland and Bird Nature Reserve. After the volunteers called the police, the local police, the forestry department, and the management office of the protected area rushed to the scene and investigated the scene to determine the cause of death. After an on-site investigation, it was preliminarily judged that it died of suspected poisoning.


Oriental storks are a globally endangered species and a national-level protected animal. The protection of their migration is an important responsibility of relevant government departments in China's Bohai Rim and other coastal wetlands. China's "Wildlife Protection Law" stipulates that persons who illegally kill the state's key protected wild animals will be held criminally responsible in accordance with relevant regulations.

(Photo credit: CBCGDF volunteers)

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By / Maggie