Footage of cub’s release sparks outrage

SCOOP?A NextTV anchor said the station only filmed the helicopter’s departure and landing, and did not reveal the location where the bear cub was released

Taipei Times
Date: May 04, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

The Ministry of the Interior and NextTV (壹電視) have drawn flak from conservationists

A National Airborne Services Corps UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, carrying a Formosan black bear cub found in July last year, prepares to take off in Taichung on Tuesday to release the cub back into the wild.Photo courtesy of the Forestry Bureau

after the TV station broadcast exclusive footage of a Formosan black bear cub’s release into the wild.

The cub was found in July last year wandering alone near the Nanan Waterfall (南安瀑布) in Hualien County’s Jhuosi Township (卓溪). It was about three to four months old at the time.

The Forestry Bureau commissioned the Taiwan Black Bear Conservation Association to treat and train the cub before releasing it back into the wild.

The association posted regular updates about the cub’s growth, which attracted many followers online.    [FULL  STORY]

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