CCTV 2015 Annual Legal Persons: The Guardian of the Tengger Desert – CBCGDF and Chen Jie, the Chief Press-photographer of the Beijing News | Issue 29
2022/7/26 15:02:00 本站

“You are more than a journalist, you are more than a lawyer, and you are a citizen. For Tengger Desert, you stand together to fight the evils. You proceed without hesitation, have reverence for nature and defend life. You are a group of eagles that protect the desert!”


Source: CCTV

The Tengger Desert is located in the southwest of Alxa Left Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and border of the central of Gansu Province. It is 240 kilometers long from north and south, 160 kilometers wide from east to west, with a total area of about 43,000 square kilometers. It is the fourth largest desert in China. In September 2014, Chen Jie, the chief press-photographer of the Beijing News, trudged more than 1,300 kilometers, and photographed yellow sands and black waters in the hinterland of Tengger Desert with hardship and dangers. The Tears of Desert was printed based on the report on the spot, and the truth of pollution in the industrial park of Tengger began to be known in the world.


In October 2014, the leader made an important instruction that the State Council established a special supervision team. Subsequently, 39 responsible persons were held accountable, and 41 companies need to conduct corrective actions on the supervision of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China.


At the same time, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) went to the hinterland of Tengger Desert for three times during several months to conduct a comprehensive investigation and sampling of sand, water and vegetation, and took an environmental public interest lawsuit against eight companies that polluted the Tengger Desert.


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