Photoelectric bar on the stone tiger habitat, this time a bigger piece! Miaoli 7.6 hectare shallow mountain development project for fear of cutting down trees and blocking Shihu ecological corridor

Published: 2024-06-16 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/06/16, Photoelectric bar on the stone tiger habitat, this time a bigger piece! Miaoli 7.6 hectare shallow mountain development project for fear of cutting down trees and blocking Shihu ecological corridor


The photoelectric development case has come to seize the perch of the stone tiger again, this time the area is even larger! A few days ago, conservation groups revealed that there was a shocking scene of cutting down tree species at the top of the Miaoli hill. now there is another 7.6 hectares of shallow mountain area in Chusen Village, Causeway Township, which has been applied for development by the optoelectronics industry. Taiwan's Stone Tiger Conservation Association is worried that the location of this development project will block the stone tiger ecological corridor and limit the stone tiger habitat, which may cause more road killings. The association launched a joint signature campaign from now on, and asked the county government to hire ecological experts to review it strictly.

In response to this case, the Miaoli County government said frankly that it has only surveyed it once at present, and after it will be included in the opinions of the Forestry Bureau and the Agriculture Department, please write it into the development plan and review it strictly.

The upper right area of the photo is the scheduled site of the photoelectric crime site. once developed, the shallow mountain forest will disappear and the Shihu ecological corridor will be blocked. (courtesy of Li Jianhong) photoelectric development of less than 2 hectares requires ecological review, but 7.6 hectares are not used?

Although the Council of Agriculture stipulates that for optoelectronic development projects applied since August 1 last year, any change of agricultural land area of more than 2 hectares must be examined and approved by the central government. However, the optoelectronic development case in Zhusen Village, Tongluo Township, Miaoli County was submitted on May 26 last year, so even if the area is as high as 7. 5%. 6 hectares, it can still be directly examined by the local government.

Miaoli first created the only "three-stage review system" in the country, introducing the assistance of ecological experts to assess the impact on the ecological environment after the development of optoelectronic cases. at present, more than 200 cases under 2 hectares are under review. However, the larger Tonggong photoelectric case site does not have to carry out the above-mentioned three-stage examination, but follows the non-urban land development review system, but this system does not have a mechanism to deal with ecological and environmental issues, nor does it have an ecological professional committee. Once passed, how much impact it will have on Shihu is worrying.

The photoelectric crime scene will block the Shihu ecological corridor, which may cause more road killings.

Taiwan's Stone Tiger Conservation Association points out that the case of Chusen Village happens to be located in an important ecological corridor of the Shihu group, and there is a natural gully in the scene, which is an important passage for Shihu to pass through the east-west habitat. Once the photovoltaic panels are set up, in addition to limiting the active area of the stone tiger and making the habitat more broken, it will also force the stone tiger to cross Taiwan Line 13 directly, resulting in more road killings.

Chen Meiting, chairman of the Stone Tiger Association and known as "Stone Tiger Mother," pointed out that this natural gully lies between Miaoli City and Causeway Township. It is originally a woodland with sporadic residents and a large number of stone tigers. In addition, there are already many roads or development barriers around the crime site. If this ditch is blocked again, in addition to increasing the tragedy of road killings, it will also affect the communication between individual stone tigers and ethnic groups (genes), which is extremely disadvantageous to the conservation of stone tigers.