As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Seven bird poachers jailed in China


MARCH 7TH, 2016 

Beijing, March 7 (IANS) Seven people were jailed in China’s Hunan province on Monday for poisoning endangered birds and trafficking their carcasses for meat.

The People’s Court in Yueyang city sentenced one of the seven to 12 years in jail and fined him 10,000 yuan ($1,500), Xinhua reported.

Two others were sentenced to 10 years in prison and were fined 10,000 yuan while four were jailed for one to six years.

The gang poisoned, transported and sold endangered birds from the wetlands of Dongting Lake Nature Reserve and surrounding regions.



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