CBCGDF Sent a Letter to Guangxi Provicial Department of Ecology and Environment | CBCGDF Dugong Research Group Proposes to Establish a Provincial Dugong Population Restoration Project
2022/7/18 16:45:00 本站

Dugong, also known as "mermaid", is a national first-class protected animal in China. It used to be mainly distributed in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and the southern coast of Taiwan in southern China. Now it has basically disappeared along the southern coast of the country. Dugong share a common ancestor with Asian elephants and entered marine life more than 25 million years ago. Dugongs are the 'flagship' species in wetland biodiversity conservation. The restoration of the dugong population will inevitably affect the survival and conservation of other organisms in the entire ecosystem, and will certainly affect our protection of the entire wetland ecosystem.


To this end, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) has set up a dugong research group, which aims to promote the research on population recovery of dugong, a rare marine species, and the ecological restoration of the entire ecosystem. Recently, the CBCGDF Dugong Research Group  sent a letter to the Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangxi, asking it to support the CBCGDF in establishing a provincial-level dugong population restoration research project. The CBCGDF Dugong Research Group will actively push for implementation.


Original Chinese Article:https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/HSf_38jBPYWnQwBFsE0_0A

Translator: Daisy

Checked by Lucy

Editor: Sara

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