CBCGDF's Recent Efforts in Biodiversity Conservation
2023/7/24 15:26:00 本站



To better help general public to understand the situation, on July 22, 2023, the "China Biodiversity Conservation and Scientific Ethical" WeChat (CBCGDF's BASE Wechat Account) released a guide titled "What to Do When You Find a Fallen Baby Bird? Five Recommendations from CBCGDF's Community Conservation Area (CCAfa)". The guide aims to provide principles for handling similar situations:


Finding a fallen baby bird is a relatively common occurrence. However, it is essential to handle it correctly to ensure the bird's safety and well-being. Here are the recommended steps:


1. Assess the necessity of intervention: First, carefully examine the baby bird to check for any visible injuries. If the bird is injured or showing signs of health issues, it is crucial to contact local wildlife conservation organizations or animal rescue agencies promptly. Adhere to the principle of "when it's not necessary, then no intervention, and no rescue". If the baby bird appears healthy and uninjured, it is likely in the process of learning to fly.


2. Look for the nest: If possible, search for the bird's nest nearby. The baby bird might have fallen while learning to fly, and the nest is usually close. Gently place the bird near the nest and then step away to avoid scaring off the parent bird.


3. Avoid interference: If you cannot find the nest or determine its location, it is best not to disturb the baby bird. In some bird species, parent birds intentionally place their young in different locations to teach them flying skills. Parent birds typically monitor and care for their offspring nearby.


4. Maintain a safe distance: If you encounter a baby bird, refrain from attempting to take it home or hand-raise it. Baby birds require specific diets and care that humans cannot adequately provide.


5. Seek professional assistance: If you are unsure about how to handle the situation or need guidance, it is recommended to promptly contact local wildlife conservation organizations, animal rescue agencies, or avian experts. They possess the experience and knowledge to offer appropriate advice and assistance.






CBCGDF's team will depart on July 22, 2023, to conduct a biodiversity survey in arid regions such as Inner Mongolia and Gansu, together with its partners.


The objectives of this survey are threefold. Firstly, to conduct biodiversity research and documentation, and hold discussions with local governments to understand the situation, especially the challenges they face. Secondly, to explore the potential of developing ecological economy and rural revitalization in arid regions, particularly how to promote sustainable development through desert industries. Thirdly, the aim is to reach grassroots levels during this research, uncovering specific cases to contribute to the establishment of the first-level discipline of "Soil and Water Conservation and Desertification Control" in China's scientific community.


EVENT to heldCBCGDF's Invited to Co-organise the Environmental Services Zone at CIFTIS 2023


The China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) is a highly anticipated event that will take place in early September of 2023 in Beijing. As preparations for this trade fair are underway, the Secretariat of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) has received a special invitation to participate in the planning of the "Environmental Services Zone," one of the key topics of CIFTIS 2023.


The Environmental Services Zone at CIFTIS 2023 will revolve around the theme of "Dual Carbon Empowerment: Igniting Innovative Momentum." In line with this theme, the CBCGDF is preparing to co-organise a dedicated forum on "Climate Change and Sustainable Development."


The invitation extended to the CBCGDF echos the organization's commitment to biodiversity conservation and green development. With the national society's expertise and experience in these fields, the foundation's involvement in the planning of the Environmental Services Zone will undoubtedly contribute to the success of CIFTIS 2023.




On July 17th, 2023,the Alien Invasive Species Working Group of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) studied the first public notice of the "Overall Plan for Haikou Port (Revision)" Environmental Impact Assessment. And the WG advised the Goverment with some suggestions.


At the beginning, progress was not very smooth as the phone calls couldn't get through. Therefore, CBCGDF posted an article on the platform seeking help. Soon after, they received a call from the relevant department in Hainan Province. They expressed their apologies, explained the reasons for the communication issue, and accepted the suggestions put forward by CBCGDF. They invited CBCGDF to participate in the upcoming environmental impact assessment. More report see: Thumbs Up to Hainan Provincial Department of Transportation for Feedback & Public-Service!






In July 2023, the Insect Watching Working Committee of CBCGDF received an invitation from the Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) to participate in International Webinar on Congregation of Fireflies; Monitoring, Conservation of Landscape, and Ecotourism on July 21- 22, 2023. As part of World Firefly Day, this webinar will cover firefly gatherings, landscape monitoring, conservation and ecotourism, among others.


CBCGDF representative Ms. LEI Ping delivered a speech introduced firefly conservation actions in China. In her speech, she introduced the distribution of fireflies in China, the threats they are facing, the challenges, opportunities for protection, and more. CBCGDF calls for more attention to the conservation of these nocturnal insects.





CONOPHYTUMLitigation against Illegal Conophytum Trader "Dr Flower"


A landmark lawsuit aimed at protecting Conophytum was held in China on July 12. The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) filed an environmental public interest lawsuit against Chen Qing, a seller of wild Conophytum known as the "Flower Doctor."


The trial, held in the Intermediate People's Court in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, marks the first-ever case in China involving the illegal transnational trade of endangered plants. At the heart of the trial were discussions about the environmental impact of Chinese traders involved in harvesting South Africa's wild Conophytum.


GIBBONGuangxi Biodiversity Survey


On June 28, 2023, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), led a team to visit the Bangliang Gibbon National Nature Reserve in Guangxi for biodiversity research. The reserve, covering 6,530 hectares with over 90% forest coverage, is a crucial habitat for the Cao Vit gibbons, a species of high conservation value.


The reserve houses a diverse range of species, including 46 nationally protected and 6 first-level protected species. Since 2012, habitat restoration efforts have been ongoing, leading to habitat expansion and improved quality for the gibbons.


The conservation of the Cao Vit gibbons relies on joint cross-border efforts between China and Vietnam. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011, laying the foundation for cross-border cooperation. Through regular exchanges and meetings, the gibbons' population has gradually recovered, with the reserve now having 5 groups and 31 individuals, compared to the initial 3 groups and 19 individuals. This collaborative conservation approach exemplifies the importance of international cooperation in protecting endangered species and preserving biodiversity.





BATCBCGDF Launches Bat Conservation Action Network Initiative (BCAN)  on June 20, 2023


The Initiative of building a Bat Conservation Action Network (BCAN) by the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation's Biodiversity Conservation in Our Neighborhood Working Group (CBCGDF-BCON) on June 20, 2023, is a species conservation initiative aimed at mainstreaming biodiversity, raising awareness among the media and general public about bat conservation, serving scientific decision-making for China and its NBSAPs, and promoting the establishment of a National Species Action Plan for bat conservation in China.




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Editor: Maggie  

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