Kite flying in Nature Reserve Park disrupts migratory birds
The city government plans to impose fines to people flying kites in the protected Mangrove Nature Reserve. Although the plans are just in the proposal phase the government still needs public consultation. Kites that are flown near the reserve disturbs the migratory bird habitat.
The reserve is a haven for migratory birds and is in constant threat from invasive plants species, environmental pollution, diseases and pests. The reserve management will also consider limiting visitors that are coming into the reserve. People caught cutting mangrove trees in the reserve will be fined to the maximum of 5,000 yuan per tree cut, and capturing and killing wild animals will be subjected to the maximum 10,000 yuan fine.
Established in 1984, the 368 hectare reserve is China’s smallest State level reserve and its a one of a king reserve since its located in a urban area. Also considered a state bird sanctuary, habitat and rest are for migratory birds in the East Asia and Australasia route. The reserve serves as a place for 180 species of birds, with 20 of the birds are of rare species and protected internationally and nationally.