(Yicai Global) Oct. 19 -- The State Forestry Administration has launched a 40-day campaign across China to crack down on illegal hunting and illegal sales of migratory birds.
Bird protection volunteers said they have discovered two large tracts of bird-poaching areas in Tianjin and Tangshan during their inspection over the National Day holiday.
The team tore down over 20,000 meters of illegally-constructed bird nets, rescuing nearly 3,000 live birds. However, they found more than 5,000 dead birds, according to media reports.
The campaign to clear poacher's nets will focus on strengthening the inspection of key regions and routes frequented by migratory birds and other wild animals. The forestry workers will gather data on as their cluster distribution areas, breeding grounds, wintering grounds, resting grounds during migration and migration channels.
"Both volunteers and forestry staff will guard against the hunting of migratory birds and other wild animals by using illegal tools such as nets and poisons and strengthen cooperation between forestry, public security, cyberspace, industry and commerce, transport and railway departments." Mr. Chen Fengxue, vice director of the forestry body, said at a televised meeting yesterday afternoon.