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Taijiang National Park works with fishermen to build up an eco-friendly habitat where all beings can prosper

  • PostDate:2021-06-14
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Taijiang Park Administration today (June 8, 2021) broadcast the "2020 Conservation Research Performance Day" online on Facebook, and published five reports on conservation. Among them, the "Eco-friendly Habitat Construction Trial Project" first called on three fishermen partners to construct a 10.8-hectare black-faced spoonbills-friendly fishpond in 2020. After the response of local fishermen by word-of-mouth, eleven fishermen (50 fish ponds) have submitted applications in this year with covering an area of up to 97.41-hectare. It is expected that the area of eco-friendly habitat creation this year will reach more than 50 hectares after auditing, so the results can be described as fruitful!

According to "The International Black-faced Spoonbill Census 2021", black-faced spoonbills migration in Taiwan during winter once again hit a record high this year with 3,132 birds, which is an increase of 347 compared to last year, and the proportion of ethnic groups accounts for 60% of the world, gradually demonstrating the effectiveness of ecological conservation related measures.

In response to the increasing number of black-faced spoonbills, the "eco-friendly habitat construction" conservation strategy of the Taijiang Office mainly considers that as long as fishermen can work with the eco-friendly habitat measures without disturbing their production operations, they can get "Eco-Service Allowance" of TWD5000 per hectare, as well as related coaching incentives including eco-tourism planning, training, product value-heightening, etc. These measures include the sunning fishponds during the wintertime from October to April of the coming year when black-faced spoonbills migrate in Taiwan, the fishponds maintain the water level 20-cm height for more than 5 consecutive days during sunning period, not keeping miscellaneous fish, not turfing birds out, assisting bird monitoring and other friendly behaviors.

This year (2021) the Taijiang Office plans to increase the value of marine products in the eco-friendly habitat fish ponds, hoping that through the "Black-faced Spoonbill" trademark of the National Park and the authorization certificate of the "Wetland Mark" of the Ministry of the Interior they can promote all marine products and enhance this conservation concept, and promote cultural and creative products or eco-tourism products after the approval of the Eco-friendly Habitat Creation Promotion Advisory Panel. By this, it can be granted the right to use this trademark and help to enhance the added value and promotion of the product.

The Taijiang Office hopes that by working with fishermen, it will jointly create a complete habitat environment for friendly winter migratory birds in Taijiang area, continue the harmonious coexistence and coprosperity of humanity and nature, and create a green map of the Taijiang with the concept of ecological sustainability. The detailed performance of this plan and the video of our other conservation research projects in 2020 will be published on our Office Facebook Page. We welcome people who are interested to watch and leave your comments online anytime.