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Zoo starts crowdfunding campaign to protect endangered bird

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Why do they need crowd funding for "one of the nation's special national treasures"? I guess the government and ministry for land and agriculture are too busy filling their coffers to worry about a single bird species.

By the way, a 'rock ptarmigan' is a kind of grouse or large quail. The reason has become so highly endangered is because of people eating its eggs, not from foxes and crows as the article states. Here's a link to a stock photo of one. You're welcome JT.

http://www.hww.ca/kaboom/images/Birds/Ptarmigan/Ptarmigan_Rock-Ptarmigan_Thinkstock-2.jpg

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i was lucky to see a couple when living around that area a few years ago. amazing birds.

agree with @disillusioned, Abe got 147million yen in political donations this year, how about he uses some of this for Japans national heritage?

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I wholeheartedly support this campaign.

The number of endangered bird species are already below the critical level.

Immediate action is required.

Kendra of Debit Solutions Company

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I guess the government and ministry for land and agriculture are too busy filling their coffers to worry about a single bird species. just a fraction of the money used on whaling and bluefin tuna fishing diverted to this conservation effort, problem solved.

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Crowd funding for animals in Japan depends largely on how kawaii the animal is. Let's hope the birds are cute enough...

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