From ancient times, the Yellow River Wetlands serves as a home to a rich abundance of animal and plant life, including many endangered species such as Great Bustard, Siberian Cranes, and etc. The health of the Wetlands is critical for the survival of threatened or endangered species.
Though, the Wetlands’ ecosystem is very fragile. According to a report on June 9th 2017, the core zones of the Yellow River Wetlands Nature Reserve at Hancheng were heavily destroyed by illegal construction projects like fishing ponds and business centers, and its ecosystem was brutally disturbed with more than 20,000 hectares’ of habitat for migratory birds were lost.
Wetlands are resources of paramount importance with many biodiversity values and ecological functions. As a registered national fundraiser and China’s leading ENGO, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development of Foundation (CBCGDF) is highly concerned with the serious problems threatening the health of the Yellow River Wetlands. Our action will include: on-site investigation and field research to the Wetlands, followed by concrete actions to fight against the polluters.
A public fundraising project was officially launched. We are inviting your attention and contribution to protect the Yellow River Wetlands which are of international significance. Online portal is now available. Welcome to make your contribution.
Above pic: the core zones of the Yellow River Wetlands Nature Reserve at Hancheng were heavily destroyed by illegal construction projects like fishing ponds and business centers. Picture by Sixtone, on June 16 2017
Above pic: the Yellow River Wetlands were paridise to many migratory birds. Pciture by Sixtone, on Jan. 2017
Above pic: A front loader was working without any permit from the competent authorities. Green-color lands was replaced by yellow dirt. This kind of illegal construction is very common in that Wetlands. Pic: Sixtone, on June 19 2017
Illegal Development Discovered in Yellow River Wetlands
Please click the link of the fundraising project for more information: http://ssl.gongyi.qq.com/m/weixin/detail.htm?showwxpaytitle=1&ADTAG=fund155&et=fund155#p%3Ddetail%26id%3D29336