32 smuggling of pangolin to the rescue center after death, Guangxi Forestry Department responded

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 32 smuggling of pangolin to the rescue center after death, Guangxi Forestry Department responded


Chinas biodiversity conservation and green development foundation has raised doubts about the issue, which has attracted widespread media attention. In August 6th, the Forestry Department of the autonomous region held a news conference.

The first day pangolin begins to die

The autonomous region wildlife rescue center said that in August 17, 2017, the Qinzhou sea police transferred to the autonomous region forestry department to hand over 34 smuggled Malay pangolin, of which 32 living bodies and 2 dead bodies were seized.

Because the batches of pangolin are fed by artificial food, high stress response, refusing to eat and infectious pathogenic microorganism infection, they are still dying and dying in succession, although the staff are trying to save them. In October 22, 2017, the last 1 died of pangolin.

The pictures in this article are all from the WeChat public account of South China Morning Post.

The press conference said that as early as August 2017, Chinas biodiversity conservation and green development foundation (hereinafter referred to as green hair Association) applied to the autonomous region forestry department and asked for the disclosure of the pangolin rescue information.

China green hair Association (China green hair Association) is a national public public offering foundation, registered by the Ministry of civil affairs, an independent social group and a national first class society, which has long been committed to the cause of biodiversity conservation and green development.

According to the twenty-ninth provisions of the animal epidemic prevention law, the animal epidemic information can be published except the competent department of veterinary medicine or the provincial veterinary department authorized by the State Council, and any other unit and individual may not be entitled to release it.

The pangolin body is still in the freezer

The press conference said that, for the collection and rescue of pangolin, wild animals such as pangolin, which was seized by law enforcement units in the law enforcement process, handed over to the local forestry authorities above the county level after quickly obtaining evidence, and submitted to the Guangxi wild animal protection center to carry out rescue work by the local forestry department after approval by the Forestry Department of the autonomous region.

In this batch of pangolin, 33 pangolin scales carried highly pathogenic viruses. To this end, green hair will require the forestry department to produce relevant test reports, and inform the names, hazards and testing organizations of the virus. In August 6th, reporters at the autonomous region wildlife rescue center saw that the batch of pangolin frozen body was still stored in the frozen storage.

Liao Hekang, director of the center, said the samples had been tested by the Institute of microbiological epidemiology of the Chinese Academy of military science. Due to the hazards of related viruses to pangolin, there is still no research report or research report.

Therefore, the forestry department believes that the matter does not belong to the government information, but may consider communicating with the applicant according to the relevant requirements of the policy consultation. When the conditions are ripe, the forestry department will also disclose the relevant information voluntarily according to the requirements.

Rescue as a unilateral act of the relevant agency

Earlier, there was news on the Internet that the Forestry Department of the autonomous region had rejected the help of international rescue forces for pangolin.

In this regard, the Forestry Department said that the invitation of international rescue force is a unilateral act of China green hair Association.

According to Article 15 of the Wildlife Law, the wildlife administrative department has the power to rescue and make relevant decisions on wildlife according to law. At the same time, in the process of applying for the rescue pangolin, the green hair Association put forward some unscientific and unrelated requirements to the forestry department. One is to put forward the rescue of the pangolin in the Zhonghua Shan mountain protected area in the National Nature Reserve of Shun emperor in Hunan Province, and two is to mention the Pangshan which is illegally established in Guangxi. A protectorate is released.

The Department of forestry of the autonomous region believes that the pangolin is the Malay pangolin, which is an alien species. According to the law of wildlife protection, the release of exotic species must be scientifically proved and examined and approved. In addition, the tropical species of Malay pangolin are not distributed in our country. If they are free from scientific assessment, they are free to be released and are likely to cause invasive species, not only to the aboriginal species and their habitats. Heavy damage, and even serious impact on the ecosystem of the released area can not be estimated. The source of this article is Luo Jiazhen, the editor in charge of Nanguo today.

The Department of forestry of the autonomous region believes that the pangolin is the Malay pangolin, which is an alien species. According to the law of wildlife protection, the release of exotic species must be scientifically proved and examined and approved. In addition, the tropical species of Malay pangolin are not distributed in our country. If they are free from scientific assessment, they are free to be released and are likely to cause invasive species, not only to the aboriginal species and their habitats. Heavy damage, and even serious impact on the ecosystem of the released area can not be estimated.