Rare tern birds face deadly rat threat on Matsu

The Year of the Rat may have started off in a bad way for Chinese Crested Terns, protected rare birds found on Matsu Island (), as they may face extinction because of a rat epidemic.

But international birding associations are working together to combat the invasion to preserve these precious feathered creatures, the Taiwan Sustainable Ecology Society (TSES) said yesterday.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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