Large-scale trapping of migratory birds in southern China has emerged as a major threat to Asia’s bird life and to sensitive populations of Pacific migrants. Using methods such as mist nets, hunters are taking large numbers of birds, including threatened and endangered species. Most birds are destined for diners’ tables in upscale restaurants in China’s Guangdong Province. This firsthand field report of poaching activities is presented by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Reporting by Gerrit Vyn.

Field Report: Migratory Bird Trapping in South China

2013 US 8 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary, Panel Discussion, Short
Topic: Energy & Resources, Wildlife