Documents Awareness - Knowledge
logo
ECONOMY-SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGY

Largest stork garden of Bắc Giang Province in danger of elimination

30 May 2018 | 11:15:00 AM

The population of storks as well as many other kinds of birds in a special park in the northern province of Bắc Giang has now declined by more than two thirds due to illegal firecracker explosions, says Đặng Đình Quyền, a garden keeper in Đào Mỹ Commune in the province.

 

  


The stork population in a park in northern Bắc Giang Province has decreased sharply over the past months


The Đào Mỹ garden located in Lạng Giang District, with an area of ​​over 3ha covered by perennial eucalyptus forest, has been home to more than 15,000 storks and many other bird species for over 30 years. This site has become a popular tourist attraction and valuable research location.

The number of storks has decreased markedly to only about 3,000 by the end of May, Quyền, said.

He added that some rare species, such as cormorants, herons, pelicans and cranes, have even completely disappeared.

The decline is due to illegal firecracker explosions in the area during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday in February, leaving the storks panicked.

In addition, the eucalyptus forest, or the stork habitat, is badly affected after many years of storks swarming the trees. The forest is covered with dung and thick fallen leaves. The smell of dung makes the storks move to the surrounding buffer zones where farmers grow fruit trees. Here, without any protection, the storks are within hunters’ reach.

To solve the problem, Quyền tried to plant wild pineapple trees and some thorny plants. Authorities of Lạng Giang District have issued a prohibition on hunting. However, these efforts are ineffective.

The authorities must take drastic action, strictly prohibiting firecracker explosions and illegal bird hunting, along with strictly punishing violations, Quyền said.

“The long-term solution to improve the stork habitat is crop rotation, starting with the planting of trees in the outer area for the storks to make nests, then replanting dead trees,” he said.

According to Chairman of the Đào Mỹ Commune People’s Committee Ngô Văn Tuấn, the commune aims to build the Đào Mỹ stork garden into an ecological tourist area in the coming time, not only to protect the storks but also to contribute to local tourism and economic development.

Source: VNS

Views: 149

Other news

Vietnam’s wetlands under threat

(14/11/2018 01:55:PM )

VITAS works with WWF to green Vietnam’s apparel sector

(29/10/2018 10:06:AM )

Bamboo houses keep old skills alive

(15/10/2018 02:32:PM )

Hue to relocate homes to preserve heritage

(15/10/2018 02:24:PM )

Binh Phuoc reforestation investigation

(11/10/2018 03:32:PM )

Environment ministry announces measures to deal with scrap containers held up at ports

(04/10/2018 10:28:AM )

Measures needed to help Mekong Delta farmers cope with floods

(02/10/2018 09:52:AM )

Environmental tax rise on petroleum products

(26/09/2018 11:37:AM )

Revolutionary base flourishes

(17/09/2018 08:52:AM )

VIDEO

Environmental Sustainability - we have choices

See more

ENVIRONMENT BRAND

UPCOMING EVENTS
MONRE supports and appreciates the cooperation...

VACNE, 4/12/2017) - The Ministry of Natural Resources...

See more
US Assistant Secretary of State and 10 Ambassadors...

Quang Binh provincial People's Committee on March 8th announced...

See more
Save the Dong Nai River: experts

HA NOI (VNS) — Scientist and experts have renewed their calls to the National Assembly and the Government...

See more
Some pictures of Starting Ceremony of Cycling...

(VACNE) - Afternoon of 22/07/2014, under...

See more
PHOTO GALLERY