In order to protect Pangolins, the CBCGDF plans to build a Scientific Research Base about Pangolin Wild Release in the old revolutionary base areas of Hunan and Jiangxi
2019/5/23 10:41:00 本站

In order to enable pangolins to return to their natural home eventually, besides actively participating in the rescue operations of pangolins which rescued after being seized by the customs, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) is also actively preparing for the return of pangolins to nature. Recently, on the recommendation of relevant people, the CBCGDF intends to cooperate with the old revolutionary base areas of Hunan and Jiangxi on the preparation of building a scientific research base about pangolin wild release.


Geographically speaking, the old revolutionary base areas of Hunan and Jiangxi involve the border areas of two provinces, totaling 18 counties (cities and districts). During the revolutionary war, this area was the famous revolutionary base area of Hunan and Jiangxi and the birthplace of the Autumn Harvest Uprising. There were a series of old red sites such as the Three Bays Reform, Jinggangshan Revolutionary Museum and the Red Army Dongchong Factory. Up to 300,000 martyrs were killed here. In the new period of development, due to location and traffic restrictions, the overall economic development of this area is still lagging behind, but the ecological environment is better. In recent years, the old revolutionary base area has put forward the goal of creating a demonstration area aiming at inheriting red genes and revitalizing the Hunan and Jiangxi border area, emphasizing both poverty alleviation and green development.


According to the preliminary understanding of the CBCGDF, the old revolutionary base areas in Hunan and Jiangxi were also the traditional habitats of pangolins in China. Last July, a female pangolin was found in Xiushui County, Jiangxi Province, which belongs to the old revolutionary base area of Hunan and Jiangxi. It was released to the wild after being rescued by the local forest police. According to local people, pangolins, clouded leopards and other species were once widely distributed in the Wumeishan provincial-level nature reserves where Xiushui County was located in history. Last June, two young people in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, accidentally picked up a Chinese pangolin with injured legs on their way to repair excavators in the rural road and sent it back to the wild after reporting to the police. CBCGDF's pangolin girl also made a special visit and presented a banner to two enthusiastic young people to express gratitude.


In view of the grim fact that pangolin is endangered at present and the prospect that pangolin protection in China in the future will gather national population resources and scientific and technological forces to tackle key problems of pangolin protection, the CBCGDF intends to build a large-scale scientific research base about pangolin wild release in 18 counties, cities and districts involved in the old revolutionary base areas of Hunan and Jiangxi, on the recommendation of relevant people. It undertakes the functions of conducting domestic and international pangolin research, wild release training, wild release practice base, and high-end ecological tourism with science and protection as its theme.


Mr. Zeng: 13808830901 can be contacted by the relevant institutions or personnel who have suitable forest land for Pangolin, suitable for wild release of Pangolin and interested in the construction of its scientific research base.

(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Li Xue