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【2008/02/29】魚勾穿胃 黑臉琵鷺手術後康復
« 於: 四月 09, 2008, 09:00:16 am »
 (明報 周淑蘭) 02月 29日 星期五 05:05AM
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/080228/12/2pokg.html

 全港數量不足400隻的黑臉琵鷺,性命受到魚威脅!后海灣漁民為趕走雀鳥 ,懷疑刻意放魚、魚線,令不少雀鳥成「勾下亡魂」。年初,一隻黑臉琵鷺吞下魚勾,勾穿胃部,幸被及時發現,急救後大難不死,昨日重返大自然,成為首隻於同類情形存活的黑臉琵鷺。

 名叫「A39」的黑臉琵鷺,昨日在世界自然基金會及嘉道理農場的人員送別下,在米埔    自然保護區放生。牠名叫「A39」,是因為牠是第38隻在香港戴上編號腳環、再被放生的雀鳥(其中一個腳環因破爛而沒有再用)。「A39」養傷7星期後,昨日離開鳥籠時有點不適應,呆望在場工作人員和記者,3分鐘後才展翅高飛,返回同類鳥群中。

 世界自然基金會自然保護主任施百納表示,今年1月10日,他們例行巡視米埔魚塘時發現「A39」,「當時牠被30米魚絲所纏,半個頭已浸在水中,幾乎溺斃。」由於情況嚴重,施百納立刻將「A39」交給嘉道理農場。

 漁民放魚勾3隻黑臉琵鷺被勾死

 施百納說,附近魚塘為了阻止雀鳥吃魚獲,漁民將魚勾垂直吊起,或在塘邊放魚勾魚餌。雀鳥在飛行時被魚勾扯傷翅膀,或在進食時誤吞魚勾。99年起曾有4隻黑臉琵鷺被魚勾所傷,除了「A39」以外,其餘全部死亡。嘉道理農場猛禽及禽鳥復康部門主任Amanda Crow表示,其中一隻黑臉琵鷺被魚勾扯得皮開肉裂,傷至骨骼,翅膀要被切除,進行手術後不久就死去。

 Amanda說「A39」的手術很成功,「一般因魚勾受傷的雀鳥,生存率低於百分之二十」。

 嘉道理農場及米埔自然保護區人員呼籲漁民停止用殘忍方法趕走雀鳥,而魚勾一旦令雀鳥受傷,漁民會被起訴。他們建議漁民轉用護鳥網等較溫和手法,防止雀鳥飛近魚塘。
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WWF and KFBG Release a Recovered Black-faced Spoonbill back to Nature (28 Feb 2008)   
http://www.wwf.org.hk/eng/pressreleases/20080228.php
     
  After seven weeks of special care and treatment by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) and WWF, a Black-faced Spoonbill, recovered from injures caused by an ingested fish hook and fishing line, is ready to go back to the wild and join its flock today at the Mai Po Nature Reserve.
 
"This is the fourth known Black-faced Spoonbill that has been injured by fish hook and lines in Hong Kong and we are very glad it has survived and recovered well from its injuries. The first two Spoonbills died as a result of hook ingestion, the third suffered severe injury to the left wing and required wing amputation." said Bena Smith, Reserve Officer of WWF Hong Kong.

WWF staff discovered the weak and undernourished Spoonbill inside a fish pond at the Mai Po Nature Reserve on 10th January 2008. It was entangled in fishing line suffering slight injury to the right wing and had swallowed a fish hook. It was then taken to the Wild Animal Rescue Centre of KFBG for treatment.

"Our veterinarian conducted a three-hour operation to remove the fish hook from the bird's stomach. Over the last seven weeks the KFBG rehabilitation team have cared for the bird and fed it a gourmet diet of fish. Its weight subsequently increased from 1.1Kg after capture to a healthy 1.7Kg," Ms Amanda Crow, Conservation Officer and Section Head of Raptor & Bird Rehabilitation Section of KFBG.

It is common practice that fish farmers set lines and hooks around their fish ponds to protect their fish yield from fish-eating birds. As Black-faced Spoonbills and other wild birds are protected by Hong Kong law, these practices are illegal. WWF and KFBG hope that fish farmers will amend their activities and seek more humane deterrent practices that will help protect their fish stocks, whilst not endangering the wild bird populations.

"With permission from the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), the Hong Kong Bird Ringing Group has fitted coloured identity leg tags to the Black-faced Spoonbill in the hope that bird observers in East Asia might re-sight the bird as it migrates through the flyway in the coming years," Ms Crow explained.

KFBG receives 1-2 birds each year suffering from fish hook and line related injuries which are mainly waterbird species. In December 2007 a different Black-faced Spoonbill entangled in fishing line was photographed by birdwatchers in Deep Bay. The fate of that bird is unknown, but as it has not been seen since it is assumed to be dead.

Black-faced Spoonbills are a globally endangered migratory species. The world population is around 1,700 individuals of which about one-fifth spend their winter at Mai Po – making it one of the key stopover sites for Spoonbills in the East Asian Australasian Flyway. WWF has since the mid-1980s dedicated considerable effort to protect these and other important bird species at Mai Po to ensure their long-term survival with coordinated veterinary support from KFBG.

If a member of the public finds illegal fish lines or traps across fish ponds they should report the incident to AFCD and if verified, the Government department will remove the structures and may prosecute the involved parties.
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