City to Implement Hunting Ban to Protect City’s Wildlife
The Shenzhen Municipal Government has released a regulation that will ban the hunting of wild animals starting July 1st in all parts of the city. the ban stated that everyone is banned from killing and hunting any wild animals and from destroying its habitats especially those found within the city’s jurisdiction.
The ban takes effect this July and will be permanent especially in the natural reserves, scenic spots, forest and suburban parks. The hunting ban will also take effect from July 2014 until June 30, 2019 in the areas outside of the natural reserves, scenic spots, forest and suburban parks. Animals protected by the ban are those listed in the national and Guangdong provincial wild animal’s directory and those animals that are listed with vital economic and scientific values.
Those caught violating that hunting ban will be dealt with penalties, and once the number of wild animals increases and poses a threat to the lives and properties of residents that forest department will make adjustments in the ban. Residents who spot other violating the ban or who are hunting wild animals and destroying habitats can call and report them to the nearest police station or b calling 110.
The city will also be establishing several nature reserves in the Meilin Reservoir, Tanglang Mountain, Dapeng Peninsula and Baguang in Longgang District. The city will be building a rare wild plant conservation base for research and the city is also setting aside 8 million yuan for a project to study the wild life population in the city.