From the Protection of Libellula Angelina to See the Typical Case of Eco-Civilization City Construction | CBCGDF Team Went to Tianjin Twice to Unite the Multi-Party to Guard the CCA for Libellula Angelina
2019/6/30 15:43:00 本站

Libellula Angelina (Scientific Name: Libellula angelina Selys), also known as Bekko Tombo, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae, native to China and Japan. It is under threat by rapid loss of the ponds and other small water bodies it uses as habitat and is currently classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. As the urbanization process accelerates, the number of Llibellula Angelina that get sensitive adaptation to the environment of habitats is rapidly decreasing, and it is difficult for us to see the traces of this endangered species.


On June 15, the CBCGDF Volunteers discovered the trace of this species, CBCGDF urgently sent a letter to the relevant departments of Tianjin, hoping to protect this precious habitat and retain the low-profile figure.


After the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) volunteers discovered the trace of Libellula Angelina, CBCGDF urgently sent letters to the relevant departments of Tianjin, hoping to protect the precious habitat and conserve the Libellula Angelina.


On June 20th, CBCGDF held a working meeting to implement relevant work arrangements. On June 21st, the CBCGDF Team rushed to the CBCGDF China Conservation Area for Libellula Angelina at Tianjin (CCAfa) with the director and deputy director of the protection site to investigate the situation.


Upon arriving at the scene, everyone was surprised to find that the reeds growing around the pond where the Libellula Angelina's habitat was located were cut off - the reeds are very important plants for this ecosystem. At the same time, it was also found that the pond had a large underground fish net during the fishing moratorium. After the staff member urgently called the person in charge of the park, the response from the park was that, in accordance with relevant regulations, in order to prevent fire hazards, the reeds were specifically cut off.


To protect this CBCGDF CCAfa site, the team immediately wrote to the park and went to the District Agricultural Committee to reflect the issue and requested relevant departments to support the work. After learning about the incident, the Committee also expressed its great concern and promptly issued a notice to the park; after receiving the notice, the park protected the pond and its surroundings and picked up all the underground fishing nets in the pond. The CCAfa site crisis was alleviated and everyone was relieved.


But what still needs to be done is that this CCAfa site requires a long-term protection mechanism. There are many tourists in the park, and there are many uncivilized anglers and illegal fishermen, which will seriously threaten the ecological environment. It is not possible to completely separate them from this CCAfa site. At the same time, in order to prevent the fire incidents, it is not excluded to continue cutting off the reeds in the future.


In order to explore the long-term protection mechanism and explore the way of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, on the morning of June 25th, the CBCGDF staff team, together with the director and deputy director of this CCAfa site, went to Tianjin for the second time, and went to the Tianjin Planning and Natural Resources Bureau to communicate the follow-up matters and promote the work of this CBCGDF China Conservation Area for Libellula Angelina at Tianjin.


Upon arrival, the relevant heads of the Forest Wildlife Service Department of the Tianjin Planning and Natural Resources Bureau warmly welcomed the CBCGDF team and described some of the work currently being carried out by relevant government departments. It is understood that according to the “Tianjin Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee's Decision on the Approval of the Permanent Protection of Ecological Areas”, and the “Tianjin Ecological Land Protection Red Line Delineation Plan”, the area where the Libellula Angelina was discovered recently has been included in the red line area of the permanent ecological zone. Except for the planned and constructed land that has been approved by the municipal government, all construction activities unrelated to protection are prohibited.


The cut reeds activity discovered by the CBCGDF team on June 21 should be a normal landscape renovation in the park and does not violate the relevant regulations; however, the relevant departments have learned that the cut reeds has serious adverse effects on Libellula Angelina and the surrounding ecological environment. This activity has been urgently stopped.


Due to fire protection requirements, reeds are supposed to be cut off when there is minimal impact on the ecology. Further exploration is needed on how to minimize the interference of the park’s visitors to this CBCGDF CCAfa site and how to coordinate the relationship between man and nature. In addition, after communication, the park will set up an office for the director and deputy director of the CCAfa site and volunteers in the park for rest.


At this point, the crisis of the CBCGDF CCAfa site has basically been alleviated. Here, the CBCGDF working team and the volunteers would like to thank the relevant departments of Tianjin for their attention to the protection work! The achievements of building an ecological and civilized city in Tianjin are obvious to all. At the same time, CBCGDF still wants to initiate: please civilize your tours and civilize the way of fishing. When you are in the wild, don't litter anywhere, don't make behaviors that damage the ecological environment.




(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Niu Jingmei