改名鼓勵食用入侵魚

美國伊利諾伊州自然資源部將亞洲鯉魚重新命名為“Copi”,以鼓勵市民食用。 自 1990 年代,亞洲鯉魚已成當地入侵物種,威脅當地生態系統及匙吻鱘、小鯉牛胭脂魚等原生物種。 該部門還與廚師及零售商合作,將 copi 放在他們的菜單和商店。 若更多人食用這些入侵魚,就能更有效地把牠們移除。

the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has renamed Asian carp fish to “Copi” to encourage people to eat it. Asian carp has been an invasive species in Illinois since 1990s, threatening the ecosystem and native species like paddlefish and bigmouth buffalo fish. the department is also working with chefs and retailers to put copi on their menus and stores. With more people consuming these invasive fish, there is a better chance to keep them out of local waterways.

https://e-info.org.tw/node/234872?utm_source=環境資訊電子報&utm_campaign=4c7c565dea-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_9_1_2022_11_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f99f939cdc-4c7c565dea-91275873

新機場或引致禿鷲飛機相撞

尼泊爾博卡拉機場將於明年啟用,但附近有一個堆填區吸引多種瀕危禿鷲如細嘴兀鷲及白背兀鷲來到覓食。保育人士擔心出現禿鷲與飛機相撞的意外,但已沒有足夠時間搬遷堆填區或重新安置這些鳥類。

Pokhara airport in Nepal is opening next year, but there is a landfill site nearby that attracted several endangered vulture species like slender-billed vulture and white-rumped vulture to feed. Conservationists are concerning about the high risk of aircraft-bird collisions but there is not enough time to move the landfill site or to relocate these birds.

https://news.mongabay.com/2022/08/no-time-to-keep-vultures-out-of-danger-as-new-nepal-airport-set-to-open/

候鳥受災難性乾旱威脅

非洲的東部及中部因氣候變化出現災難性乾旱,對遷徙雀鳥造成威脅。天氣乾旱、降雨量減少令水資源減少,候鳥遷徙變得更困難。資源缺乏亦影響了一些鳥類(如火烈鳥)的繁殖,因牠們需要水來築巢。非候鳥像吼海雕也被迫前往更遠的地方尋找食物。

Migrating birds in center and East Africa are threatened by hot and dry weather caused by climate change. There is less rainfall and water sources become harder to find. The lack of resources affected the breeding of some birds like flamingoes as they need water to create their mud nests. Even non-migratory birds like African fish eagles are forced to travel further to search for food.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-08-20/african-migratory-birds-threatened-by-hot-dry-weather

 

瀕危鱷靠入侵豬為食糧

澳洲的鹹水鱷於1970 年代面臨滅絕,而野豬則是當地入侵物種,遍布當地近 40% 的土地並破壞野生地形。 然而,鹹水鱷會待這些行動緩慢的野豬到水邊喝水時獵殺牠們,鹹水鱷一直以野豬為主要食糧,讓牠們的數量恢復得比預期中快。

The saltwater crocodile in Australia was facing extinction in the 1970s. on the other hand, feral pig is an invasive species that damages Australia’s wild terrain and spreads across almost 40% of local land mass. However, the crocodiles have been feeding on slow moving feral pigs that visit the water’s edge for a drink. These feral pigs became saltwater crocodiles’ primary food source and help them restore their population in Australia. 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/invasive-species-feral-pigs-help-27748745

鼓勵民眾撲殺入侵蠟蟬

在美國東岸,入侵斑衣蠟蟬正大量繁殖,當地政府鼓勵民眾撲殺 。斑衣蠟蟬源自中國,相信是透過石材抵達美國。斑衣蠟蟬雖然對人畜無害,但會損害農作物及樹木。

The number of invasive spotted lanternfly has been increasing in the US, especially the East Coast. People are encouraged to kill them when they spotted one. Spotted lanternfly is native to China and is thought to arrive the States with stone shipment. They are not harmful to human but can damage crops and trees. 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/spotted-lanternfly-what-you-need-know-about-invasive-insect

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