In Search of Great Bustard in the New Year (Series One)
2018/1/2 14:18:00 本站

Great bustard (Otis tarda) is a crane-shaped head (gruiformes) (Otidae) bird. It is a national priority protected animal in China. It is included in the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species and is included in the CITES endangered species. It is also in the list of rare species of “Red Book of Endangered Animals of China". Great bustard belongs to migratory species, divided into ordinary subspecies and designated subspecies, two subspecies in China are distributed. Ordinary subspecies breed in Qiqihar, Jilin, Tongyu, Zhenlai, northwestern Liaoning, and Inner Mongolia, etc.; Wintering in Liaoning, Hebei, Shanxi, Henan, Shandong, Shaanxi, Jiangxi, Hubei and other provinces, occasionally also in Fujian, in addition, there are a small number of species remain in the breeding ground year-round. The designated subspecies breed in western and eastern Xinjiang.

In order to determine the population and distribution range of great bustard’s overwintering population and to strengthen the field rescue capability, CBCGDF decided to carry out a survey on the overwintering habitat of the big bream in Liaoning and Hebei provinces, Shanxi, Henan, Shandong, Shaanxi, Jiangxi, Hubei and other provinces to investigate the number and distribution of great bustard’s overwintering population.

January 10-12, 2018, provinces and cities in their respective areas to find great bustards activities, initially identified the locations and scope of their activities; the “In Search of Great Bustard in the New Year” will start at 7.00-11.00 am on the 13th. So this event will last four days, the first three days otis.jpgto seek great bustard, the fourth day of official filming, data statistics. Participate in this event mainly through the mobile WeChat side.

Through the event of “In Search of Great Bustard in the New Year”, we provide a platform for vast number of bird-watchers, NGOs, volunteers and primary and secondary school students to take pictures of great bustard, to count the number of their wintering distribution areas and their population information. It will provide background data for the investigation report on the overwintering ground of great bustards and arouse the public’s sympathy through posting influential photos, so as to form a virtuous circle and collect information continuously. It’s clear that the range of activities of great bustard’s wintering areas can not only facilitate the enforcement of relevant government departments, but also enrich the information of birds’ database. The experience can be extended to other projects and activities, and as an opportunity to promote the community to protect birds, arouse the public awareness. Photos can be fed back to the relevant departments to strengthen departmental law enforcement, so that great bustard can live in those areas in peace and tranquility, this is the love of birds! And based on this event, we will select excellent photographic works to raise the people's enthusiasm and enthusiasm for participation.

(If any questions during the event, please feel free to call: 17319453635/18910282269/010-88431370, 010-68485952)