poisoning the eastern grass owl

owl eat poison mouse

滅鼠竟然毒害了台灣的東方草鴞?!一級瀕臨絕種保育類的東方草鴞,在眾多的環境破壞和威脅下,在台灣只餘下不到50隻。牠們不像其他貓頭鷹會住在樹上,反而喜歡在山丘、草地上生活。主要吃鼠類的牠們,繁殖期剛好與台灣的滅鼠周交壘,令不少草鴞不幸地誤吃毒鼠身亡。當地環保署已同意把滅鼠周改期來滅少間接毒害草鴞的機會,並會同時減少鼠藥施放量。在中寮山草鴞巢區的當地人指,有財團建商有打算開發那片土地,將會嚴重破壞草鴞的棲身地,讓牠們更接近滅絕。

taiwan’s eastern grass owl died during the rat eradication?! unlike the other owls,the endangered taiwan’s eastern grass owls prefer to live on hills and the ground. with all the habitat destruction and shortage in food, there are now less than 50 of them in taiwan. one of their main food source are rodents, and taiwan happened to plan to have their national rat eradication week during the grass owls’ breeding season, which has caused many of them died after eating the poisoned rats. the environmental protection department agreed to move the rat eradication week and reduce the use and toxicity of rat poison, hoping to bring less harm to the grass owls. however, the locals from the grass owls habitat said, some are planning to develop that area into a new residential town, which would make the situation even worse for the grass owl and putting them in bigger danger.

http://www.chinatimes.com/newspapers/瀕絕動物-誤吃毒鼠-慘遭滅門-20130714000308-260114

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