French Birdwatcher Calls for Bird Protection

Jonathan Martinez, a bird lover from France, was saddened by the sight of hundreds of illegal bird-catcher nets during a December trip to the Leizhou Peninsula in southwestern Guangdong Province. It’s not the first time Martinez has found large amounts of such nets along the province’s coastal areas in the past two years. “I am convinced that illegal mist-netting, a method used by bird poachers, is one of the main reasons why many bird species are declining in Guangdong,” Martinez said in an exclusive interview with Shenzhen Daily.

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