大埔廣福道鷺鳥林 mourn tai po egretry

事情發生於 2017年6月6日,到今天10號,內心依然裂痛和憤怒。

一直有聽聞大埔附近居民對鷺鳥林有微言,對他們的觀點是理解的,鳥糞、羽毛、雀鳥的剩食的確讓地方骯髒難聞。

但他們投訴,而政府部門以粗暴行動附和響應。事情的發展和背後的「理念(且拋下當中有任何人性、理性)」,絕對反映人類的霸權刁蠻。而事情發生之時與事後康文署人員的反應和回應,完全顯示官僚的無賴和惡臭。

開始投入生態自然工作這數年,才知悉生態朋友界高度評價的這個大埔的鷺鳥林。大家每次提起,均帶讚嘆的語調,稱頌這個城市當中的鷺林何其壯觀。自己親訪,才是近年的事。

還記得當初一次到大埔訪歷史古蹟,舊大埔警署尚在進行活化改造工程,當時導師還說可惜因為工程關係,影響到這邊的鷺鳥數目。猜想不到工程完竣,綠匯學苑開幕後自然環境情況好轉之後,人類世界卻為這個雀鳥家園施加滅絕行動。

簽過譴責書,繼續追隨各環保、自然團體的跟進事宜同時,唯一安慰自己的方式是,提醒自己一定把握每個機會感化身邊人尊重自然萬物。唯二是在這裡作出感性的宣洩。

the egretry slaughter happened on june 6. it is now june 10, still cannot let go of the heartbreaking and anger in my chest.

i can comprehend residents there less fond of the egretry – birds excretion, feathers and food leftover equals to quite a level of nuisance.

but people complained and then authorities made reckless reaction to “solve the problem” base on “human first” rationale is disgusting and arrogant and ignorant.

what on earth are these people thinking – human kind is the ruler of the world and the only species worth taking of???

i first knew about this site of special scientific value only few years back. every time when i heard about my environmental / conservationist friends talking about this place, they all talk about the site in high regards and with fascination of the magical density and scale of egret of various species in a place so in the middle of the city.

i still remember the first time visiting there, the old tai po police hq was still under revitalization renovation. the instructor of the tour talked about the negative effect of the construction on the number of egret there. who would have guessed after the construction completed and the opening of the “green hub”, when the tranquil and nature environment has finally re-settled in, a more brutal damage was brought to this place.

these few days, petition signed, keep following environmental groups and governmental response to the situation, but still very upset. i can only comfort myself by reminding myself to stay diligent and deliver the message of respecting all species on earth to everybody i am coming across. the other thing i can do is putting up this post, venting my griveances.

下面是去年2016年5月底一個中下午的觀察。綠林中有不同品種的鷺鳥,還有白鷺一家大小。 to try channeling my emotions, i am writing this post. sharing here some of the photos took last year in the end of may, some better moments of the egretry, with different species standing on the tree tops and a happy family of white egret.

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