Thursday, May 24, 2007

Patrols to save the Pitta?

The following reply has been received from the Council of Agriculture in reply to our letter of concern.

"Dear Sir/Madam:

Your concern about protection of Fairy Pitta (Pitta Nympha) is very
much appreciated. The developer was requested to include Fairy Pitta
conservation measures into the Environment Impact Assessment. There is 30% increase
of forest patrol personnel. This means an expansion of annual patrol mission
from 700 to 1,000 person/time to better protect the breeding sites of Fairy Pitta.

Thank you for caring about conservation issue in Taiwan.


Council of Agriculture"

One can't help wondering if they are missing the point? How is an increase in patrols going to help the pitta when they are facing this?

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