A mountain goat, a class 1 endangered species, is caught in nets set up around the field to prevent wild boars and other wildlife, killing them. This is not a poaching trap, so it is difficult to crack down.
Reporter Lee Yong-sik contributed to this report.
A mountain goat is stuck in a
On the horns and face are tangled nets.
Unable to get out even if you struggle, [Rescuer: Oh,
my eyes hurt too much.]
The more he struggled to escape, the tighter the net hurt his eyes.
The rescued mountain goat died after five days.
A mountain goat crouching on one side of a dark field.
Rescuers don't move when they approach.
[Rescuer: Oh, you were bitten like a gag, look at your teeth and lips.]
Thanks to the quick report, I wasn't seriously hurt.
The area around the river is also dangerous.
As the water level dropped, the nets were exposed and overwhelmed the mountain goats that came to drink.
From 2021 to August last year, a total of seven mountain goats caught in field nets in the Gangwon region were found dead.
One of the main habitats of mountain goats, Yanggu has 8 mountain goats as of last year.
Field nets that threaten mountain goats are fishing nets mainly used in seaweed farms, and the wide nose makes it easier for horned mountain goat heads to enter, increasing the damage.
[Ahn Jae-yong/Director of Yanggu Sanyang Restoration and Breeding Center: Because everything is wrapped around the neck and face, they are exhausted or they die because they can't breathe anymore.]
The nets are set up by farmers to keep out wild boars and elk, making it difficult to crack down.
[Cho Jae-woon/Director of Yanggu Sangoat Restoration and Propagation Center: I think that a net with a slightly tight nose and a little bounce out is a way to reduce the damage a little.]
The mountain goat, a class 7 endangered species and a natural monument, has been undergoing species restoration projects since 4, but there are fears that the damage caused by field nets will hinder restoration efforts.
(Video Interview: Kim Min-chul, Video Editing: Kim Jong-mi, Screen Credit: Yanggu Sanyang Restoration and Breeding Center)
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To prevent wild animals such as wild boars, mountain goats, a class 1 endangered species, are caught in nets set up around the fields and are dying. This is not a poaching trap, so it is difficult to crack down.