To Feed Migratory Birds, CBCGDF CCA for Waterfowl Successfully Released Two Rescued Oriental Storks
2019/12/26 10:55:00 本站

On December 17, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)’s China Conservation Area for Whaterfowl at Tangshan (CCAfa) with the help of volunteers, successfully released two Oriental storks, and one goshawk, as well as some small and medium-sized forest birds rescued by the RCCK wildlife conservation association from Chengde, Hebei Province.


These released birds have been treated and rescued at the CCA for Waterfowl at Tangshan for different periods of time. The director of the CCAfa site will only send them back to the nature after they have fully recovered their strength and can adapt to the survival conditions in the wild. In appearance, most of these forest birds have beautiful feathers, so they have been captured and sold as ornamental birds in the market.


According to director Tian, when the forest police in Chengde and the RCCK wildlife conservation association patrolled together, these wild forest birds were seized from the market, and some of them were migratory birds. At first, most of these birds withered. After careful treatment in this small CCAfa site and also a wild bird rescue station, the forest birds regained their active nature.


The other two big Oriental storks were just rescued this fall. At that time, when director Tian was patrolling the Caofeidian Wetland, he found two Oriental storks suspected of being poisoned. He immediately implemented measures to understand the poison and brought them back to the CCA for Waterfowl, raising them with several other rescued Oriental storks.


According to director Tian, a total of nine Oriental storks were rescued this year, and they have been released in accordance with their different recovery conditions. At present, three of the Oriental storks at this CCAfa site failed to fly because the wings of two of them were damaged and the other one’s leg was broken, so maybe it can only stay at the rescue station for years.

(Photo credit: Tian Zhiwei)

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By / Maggie