Horrendous mist netting discovered; just the one suspect nabbed...
China is beset by a multitude of environmental problems, as noted elsewhere in this forum. Interesting, then, to find article with what seem promising remarks by China's president, Xi Jinping. Includes:
[quote]Ecological protection has been a major focus for the ongoing "two sessions" -- China's most important annual political event.
China's hardly the only country to have non ideal nature reserves; but problems can be remarkable, as in this article - excerpts here:
I've been sent link to a sobering article (on same day I've seen some photos from researchers seeing spoon-billed sandpipers on breeding grounds...)
Good article in Time tells of China becoming serious about climate change (not in the article, but surely important - China is prone to severe weather, and the country's scientists have indicated there are already problems from global warming); yet dependent on coal for sustaining and
The Economist Xmas edition has a strong article on birdwatching in China, particularly waterbirds, inc search for Chinese crested tern.
China is not a good place to be a bird. I learnt this when I moved from Hong Kong, still a British colony, to Beijing. Though my home in Hong Kong was in the heart of the city, dense scrub tumbled down the slopes from the Peak. I was driven out of bed every morning by a raucous dawn chorus.