International birdwatching fair takes flight in Taipei

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) The two-day Taipei International Birdwatching Fair took flight at the wetlands of Guandu Nature Park Saturday, with 11 conservation groups from seven countries flocking together to take part. Local and foreign participants in the fair discussed their efforts to protect wetlands and exchanged views. The city's Animal Protection Office said it hopes the event, which revolves around the theme of a "natural balance in wetlands," will be conducive to international conservation efforts. (By Lin Chang-shun and Lilian Wu)