Market trade is fuelling killing of birds in Northern China

Nial Moores, December 12th 2012

A very good article by Feng Yongfeng on “Chinadialogue” on December 10th:

http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/5465-Market-trade-is-fuelling-the-killing-of-migratory-birds-in-Northern-China

While the article looks at illegal hunting and declines in bird populations due to habitat loss (including loss of intertidal wetlands in the ROK), there is a note of optimism and perhaps even encouragement for many ornithologists and birdwatchers in East Asia:

“Zhang Zhengwang, secretary-general of the China Ornithological Society and a professor at Beijing Normal University, says that China’s many bird-watching groups are becoming an important force in bird conservation.”

Excellent!

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