By: Justin Su and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) The New Taipei city government unveiled Saturday the “Jinshan initiative,” which calls for sustainable use of natural resources, coexistence of people and land, and the promotion of eco-friendly agriculture.
The initiative was created jointly with the Taiwan Ecological Engineering Development Foundation and was inspired by the arrival of a Siberian crane in the city’s Jinshan District in December 2014. The bird has since made a temporary home there under the care of a local farmer.
New Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Shen-hsien (陳伸賢) said the Siberian crane’s arrival has called people’s attention to the issues of ecological conservation and the development of local communities.
Chen said he looks forward to working out a multi-win resolution on land use with local residents and pushing for an environmental revitalization campaign, eventually building a sustainable farm village in which humans coexist peacefully with nature. [FULL STORY]