poisoning viscacha

poisoning Viscacha

兔鼠原居於青藏高原,牠們的洞穴除可減少發生洪水的機會,更為不少鳥類和爬蟲類在缺乏樹木的高原提供棲息地,兔鼠亦是肉食動物的食糧。可是,當地政府視兔鼠為害蟲,自1958年起多次撒毒殺兔鼠群,近年更花費大量資金大範圍撒毒。兔鼠被大量殺害,破壞了當地的生態,影響整個食物鏈。

Viscacha used to live across the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau; their burrows could improve water infiltration and lowering the chance of flooding, these burrows also provides homes for other birds and reptiles; these viscacha are also one of the main food sources for the carnivores. however, the local government said the viscacha are damaging the grassland, so they spent over 50 years poisoning and killing large amount of them. the missing of viscacha has greatly damaged the grassland diversity and food chain.

http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/15/1/5/n4334090.htm

http://www.newser.com/story/200856/china-poisoning-animal-that-inspired-pokemon.html

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