Forestry Bureau, Kinmen County tout otter conservation center plans

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/05/14
By|: Huang Huei-min and William Yen

Forestry Bureau Deputy Director-General Liao Yi-kuang (廖一光, back, left) and Kinmen Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu (楊鎮浯, back, right) / Photo courtesy Kinmen County government

Taipei, May 14 (CNA) Forestry Bureau officials under the Executive Yuan’s Council of Agriculture met Kinmen County officials Friday to discuss plans to establish a conservation center for otters in the county this year, with the aim of ensuring the county’s ecological diversity.

Kinmen Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu (楊鎮浯) said he fully supports the Forestry Bureau-backed plans to establish the otter conservation center.

In terms of construction, Yang said that more communication is needed and that integration of resources and consensus among all the relevant offices and departments involved will be the project’s top priority.

Forestry Bureau Deputy Director-General Liao Yi-kuang (廖一光) said the ecosystem of the county can easily be destroyed by invasive species and other factors, hence the need for a proper balance between people’s livelihoods and the county’s development.    [FULL  STORY]

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