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Construction and Planning Agency: Behaviors Prohibited in National Parks, Enforcement Measures to be Strengthened

In response to the adjustment of the COVID-19 pandemic control regulations, people have begun to venture outdoors to visit the National Parks. However, according to the Construction and Planning Agency (CPA), there have been a number of major violations in the National Park areas recently. These include hikers setting up tents on Yushan’s Guangao airfield apron without authorization, obstructing helicopter rescue efforts; people taking unauthorized photographs and starting fires on Yangmingshan, resulting in bee attacks; and unauthorized transportation of passengers with beach buggies on Kenting’s beaches. In addition to imposing penalties and suspensions for disorderly behaviors, the National Park Law has been amended to impose heavier penalties. The public is urged to be disciplined and respectful while enjoying nature, and to follow the guidelines when entering a National Park.

According to the statistical analysis of the violation cases of the National Park Law in the past three years, the most common cases are unauthorized entry into ecological protection areas, unauthorized entry into prohibited areas, unauthorized changes to the original approved itinerary, or unauthorized parking behavior that affects traffic. At present, three alpine-type national parks, including Yushan, Shei-Pa, and Taroko, have completed the amendment announcement. Violation of the National Park Ecological Protection Area Application for Admission Guidelines can result in suspension for up to three years. The public is reminded to practice self-discipline and take responsibility for the conservation of environmental resources when going hiking.

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Behaviors Prohibited in National Parks, Enforcement Measures to be Strengthened
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