In March this year, Feng Hao, a post-90s Hangzhou boy, joined his girlfriend Jinlu and hiker Li Zhisen from the Ali region of Tibet into the unmanned area of Qiangtang National Nature Reserve. Ten days after entering the no-mans area, Feng Hao left the team alone. Until May 5, Feng Hao, who had lost the team for 50 days, was rescued by search and rescue police in Zhanmula Village, Maqu Township, Ando County, Naqu City. Jinlu and Li Zhisen stepped out of the no-mans land on April 17.
According to Article 34 of the newly revised Regulations on National Nature Reserves in 2017, individuals who have not been authorized to enter the nature reserve shall be fined not less than 100 yuan but not more than 5000 yuan.
On May 6, the Forestry and Forestry Public Security Bureau of Anduo County, Naqu City, Tibet, handled the three people according to law and imposed fines of 5,000 yuan respectively. At present, Li Zhisen has accepted the punishment and apologized in the name of the team on Weibo. Feng Hao and Jinlu, who are still in Ando County, refuse to admit their mistakes. According to Raba, director of the Natural Resources Bureau of Ando County, Feng Hao and Jinlu claimed to initiate administrative reconsideration. Feng Hao believed that he was the first time to enter the no-mans land. He did not know that it was illegal before. Jinlu believed that she left the no-mans land earlier, and neither of them recognized the fine of 5000 yuan. The results of the reconsideration shall be assessed by the Forestry and Grassland Bureau of Naqu City, a higher department, after they have submitted written applications.
Director Rabbah believes that there are two reasons for imposing a fine of 5,000 yuan on three people: first, the social impact is great. The illegal crossing of Feng Haos three people has aroused extensive discussion on the Internet, and it may lead to imitation by uploading the crossing route to Weibo. Second, the local search and rescue investment is large. After receiving the instructions, police stations and protection stations in Ali area and Naqu city increased their patrol scope and density in varying degrees.
Qiangtang National Nature Reserve is a rare and endangered wildlife gene bank in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It distributes wild animals such as Tibetan antelope, wild yak, Tibetan wild donkey, and many water sources in the source of the Yangtze River. In April 2017, the Forestry Department of Tibet Autonomous Region issued the Notice on the Prohibition of Organizing Illegal Crossing Activities in Qiangtang National Nature Reserve. In November of the same year, the Kekexili National Nature Reserve in Qinghai, Altun Mountain in Xinjiang and Qiangtang National Nature Reserve in Tibet issued a joint announcement prohibiting all units or individuals from entering the reserve at will to carry out illegal crossing activities. This is all for better protection of the plateau ecological environment and wildlife.