Integrating Nature into Singing Art | Zhou Jinfeng Attended Ado Gulie’s Live Concert and Awarded a Plaque for CBCGDF "CCA for Western Black Crested Gibbon at Wuliang Mountains"
2020/1/12 16:51:00 本站

On the evening of January 10th, “The Divine Comedy of Wuliang Mountains · Monkey – Ado Gulie Live Concert” kicked off in Beijing. Ms. Ado Gulie, an indigenous and eco-artist from Yunnan Province performed the coexistence of human and nature through singing and received warm applause from the audience. Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) was invited to the concert and award Ms. Gulie a plaque of the CBCGDF’s China Conservation Area for Western black crested gibbon at Wuliang Mountains (CCAfa) to jointly promote biodiversity conservation.


Dr. Zhou highly praised Ms. Ado Gulie's practice of promoting and advocating ecological environment protection through music art and nature dialogue.


Ms. Ado Gulie is a native of Jingdong in Yunnan Province, the inheritor of the original ecological culture of the Yi people’s Menghua branch, the vocal of the band Three Seasons (Sanshi) World. She is a New Age musician and a nature musician. She is good at singing various original eco-songs and playing original eco-instruments.


Dr. Zhou said in his speech:


Everyone knows that the dinosaurs were extinct in the Cretaceous era during the fifth biological mass extinction in the earth ’s 4.5 billion history. At present, human beings are in the era of the sixth biological extinction. The IPBES Global Assessment report unveiled an important scientific fact in 2019-one million species on the planet are facing extinction. Primates are the closest friends of mankind. In the past, their populations have also declined rapidly and are even facing extinction.


Fortunately, in the Wuliang Mountains, the birthplace of the Yi, the Western Black Crested Gibbon has survived to this day. Therefore, we need to guide more people to pay attention and protect the Western Black Crested Gibbon. Why? Because this is a valuable asset. We can learn how Ms. Ado Gulie and her artists friends ’music and art have expressed and carried content to understand how the western black crested gibbon and humans have lived in harmony for thousands of years in Wuliang Mountains. Today, these concepts are also passed on in the music performances of Ms. Gulie and the artists, so I think their music deserves more serious appreciation.


Human history has experienced primitive civilization, agricultural civilization, and industrial civilization, and now it has entered the era of ecological civilization. Achieving harmonious coexistence between man and nature is also the foundation of ecological civilization construction in the new era.


Today I would like to thank our friends in South Yunnan. We should learn from them the way of living in harmony between man and nature, and their heritage and culture. At the same time, I would like to take this opportunity to share and grant them the plaque and banner of "China Conservation Area for Western Black Crested Gibbon at Wuliang Mountains” and work together to build ecological civilization.


Western black crested gibbon (Scientific Name: Nomascus concolor furvogaster), a member of the genus Hylobatidae (Nomascus), is a national first class protected species, listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List and banned from international trade in the appendix to CITES. At present, its global population is about 1100-1400, among which 1000-1300 are distributed in Yunnan Province of China (data in 2012), that is to say, China has more than 90% of the living western black crested gibbon population, which is the country with the largest living population and the heaviest protection task.


(The speech was organized according to the scene without the speaker’s verification.)




(Photo credit: CBCGDF)


(Photo credit: IUCN Red List)

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By / Maggie