A few weeks ago, I profiled local ‘anti-poacher’ Gu Xuan who has dedicated his life to stamping out the illegal capture of wild birds in Beijing. His story deserves to be celebrated and, although an article on Birding Beijing probably doesn’t help much, I hoped it might be a catalyst for gaining more high profile attention. Fortunately, Samantha Vadas from the Reuters office in Beijing picked up on the story and was keen to film a short piece about Gu Xuan and his efforts.
Last Monday we met up near the Drum Tower in central Beijing to interview Gu Xuan.
The result has been published on TRT World and hopefully will be syndicated to other outlets around the world. You can see it here:
I am pleased to say that, since publication, there have been several donations to his crowdfunding site (only available in China) that will ensure he can continue his efforts.
Big thanks to Samantha and the Reuters team for shining a light on this illegal activity and helping to accelerate its eradication from Beijing.