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Hundreds of rare birds released in Lao Cai

Update: September, 19/2013 - 11:00

LAO CAI (VNS)— The forest management department of Van Ban mountainous district in the northern province of Lao Cai released over 100 wild birds into their natural habitat on Tuesday.

The birds, including many rare species such as red-whiskered bulbul (pycnonotus jocosus), white stork (Eretta garzetta) and spotted dove (streptopelia chinensis), were illegally snared by two local people.

According to Ha Minh Son, director of the department, the Hoang Lien – Van Ban Nature Reserve Area is home to many rare species of flora. — VNS

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