<Anchor> Even

if wild animals, who almost lost their lives in human hands, are treated and returned to nature, human-made pesticides and traps continue to injure them again.

Most are endangered species.

This is reporter Lee Yong-sik.

<Reporter> It

is a village in Dangjin, Chungnam.

On the 25th of last month, a natural monument, the Eagle Owl, was found trapped.

When I checked the mark on the leg, it was an owl that was rescued three years ago with its tail and wing feathers pulled out.

After receiving rehabilitation training, I returned to nature in September last year, but in just one year, I was greatly injured by poaching tools and was euthanized.

This eagle, who was addicted to pesticides and returned to nature three years ago, was found dead in a field in Taean, South Chungcheong Province in March.

It is believed that Mongolia ate pesticides after visiting Korea to spend the winter.

[Kim Li-Hyun/Chungnam Wildlife Rescue Center Rehabilitation Manager: I sent it back to the wild after rescue and rehabilitation treatment for a very long time, but I only feel sorry for it.]

This white-tailed eagle, who lost one wing, is a poacher twice. I was shot and I could not return to nature again.

The number of rare wild birds that returned to nature and were rescued after an accident has reached 3 this year alone, and 8 from 2016.

Poaching and pesticide poisoning are the most common causes of accidents.

There seems to be an urgent need to strengthen poaching controls and reduce the use of pesticides in rare wildlife habitats.

(Video coverage: Kang Yun-gu, screen provided: Chungnam Wildlife Rescue Center)