Qingpu District designated a wildlife sanctuary
Qingpu District has been designated a wildlife sanctuary, the fifth such sanctuary in the city, Shanghai's greenery authorities announced on Wednesday.
Illegal hunting of wildlife in the district is banned and people will face fines or criminal sanctions in serious cases.
Protected wildlife includes species classified as such, as well as those with important ecological, scientific and social value, according to the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau.
Hunting for the purpose of eating is strictly forbidden on all wildlife in the district.
The tip-off hotline is 12345, the city's public service hotline, the bureau announced.
The other four wildlife sanctuaries in Shanghai are Nanhui Dongtan area and Fengxian, Chongming and Jinshan districts.