CBCGDF Jointly Hosted the 2nd Beijing International Milu Culture Conference
2019/8/26 15:24:00 本站

In 2019, it coincided with the 7th anniversary of the birth of the People’s Republic of China. In order to further explore the value of ecological civilization, humanistic characteristics, and international exchanges in the Milu deer culture, on August 24th, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) jointly hosted successfully the 2nd Beijing International Milu Culture Conference with the Department of Wildlife Conservation of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Daxing District People’s Government of Beijing, and the Zhangjiakou Municipal People’s Government of Hebei Province. Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of CBCGDF was invited to the conference and delivered a keynote speech.

 

The conference was held at the Beijing Milu Ecological Experiment Center. It was combined with the 2nd Beijing International Milu Culture Conference and the Milu Image Flash Campaign to enhance the public awareness of the Milu culture at home and abroad.

 

Participants also included leaders from relevant departments at the national and municipal levels, experts in the field of Milu deer protection in the world, relevant leaders of the global Milu conservation areas, cultural scholars, volunteers for wildlife protection, and news media.

 

The convening of the 2nd Beijing (International) Milu Culture Conference coincided with the 34th anniversary of the return of the Milu to the motherland. Milu experienced a period from scientific discovery to local extinction, from drifting overseas to returning to its hometown, from species breeding to population rejuvenation... At the conference, China’s first indoor and outdoor integrated eco-museum project was officially released, and a permanent exhibition themed “The East Return of Milu” was first opened to the public. At the same time, Daxing District will donate 70 Milu deer to Zhangjiakou City to jointly promote the context of the upper and lower reaches of the Yongding River.

 

At the conference, Beijing Daxing District People’s Government, together with Beijing Science and Technology Research Institute, Jiangsu Dafeng Milu National Nature Reserve, Hubei Forestry Bureau, the Woburn Safari Park in the UK, and WWF jointly launched the Milu Conservation Alliance, the first alliance in the world to be established in the name of Milu protection.

 

The alliance promotes the construction of the Milu Nature Reserve and the Milu National Park to jointly build the international brand of the Milu; further enhance the regulations, legal norms of the protection, management and utilization of the Milu, organize the international cooperation in the protection of the Milu, and raise the domestic and foreign funds for Milu protection, strengthen the implementation of the project; integrate and promote the research and protection experience of the Milu, establish an international mechanism for the exchange of Milu populations and science and technology, and maintain a good ecological space for the survival and reproduction of the wild population of Milu, and create the Chinese sample of world wild animals protection.

 

The monitoring of the Milu and the simultaneous start-up of the research laboratory, using the Milu monitoring and research laboratory as a platform, through the monitoring and key technical research on the ex situ conservation population of the Milu in the country, to establish a communication mechanism between the populations, gradually establish a “China Network” for the protection of Milu, providing data and intelligent support for the study of Milu and its biodiversity conservation.

 

In order to serve Beijing as a national cultural center, and to promote the inheritance and spread of the Milu culture, the Beijing Daxing District People's Government and the Beijing Science and Technology Research Institute jointly released the Beijing Eco-Museum Project at the conference site. The museum is not only the only specialized museum in the country with the theme of conservation of species and biodiversity, but also the education of ecological civilization. It will also be the first new ecological museum in China to integrate indoor and outdoor. The Eco-Museum is located in Nanhaizi Milu Yuan in Daxing District, with a construction scale of nearly 30,000 square meters, including exhibition area, science education area, scientific research area, exhibit storage area and public service area.

 

It is worth mentioning that this year, the Beijing Milu Ecological Experiment Center completed an investigation of the reintroduction of Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, and selected Zhangjiakou as a new habitat for the Milu. It plans to donate 70 Milu to the Yanghe Wetland in Zhangjiakou, Hebei. Among them, 24 were donated in the first batch at the conference, and the context of the upper and lower reaches of the Yongding River was promoted. In the 34 years since the return of the Milu, the Beijing Milu Ecological Experiment Center directly transported 520 elk to Hubei Shishou, Zhejiang Cixi, the upper of the Hebei Luanhe, and Jiangxi Poyang Lake. Up to now, a total of 40 ex situ conservation populations have been established, and the number of ex situ conservation populations has reached 2,200.


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By / Maggie