Stronger Protection for Migratory Birds Sought

The national forestry authority urged local governments to strengthen the protection of migratory birds and remove threats to their safety as migration season continues.

According to a notice posted on the State Forestry and Grassland Administration’s website on Tuesday, local authorities have been asked to gather accurate information about the species of migratory birds in local territories and the state of their habitats.

Actions should be taken to patrol and guard the birds’ habitats and to clear up nets, traps and poisonous bait set up to hunt them.

Local governments have also been asked to advance efforts on making wildlife protection a part of officials’ performance assessments, a move to push officials to take action in the sector.