Recently, Zhou Jinfeng proposed to the public an innovative approach of “ Biodiversity Conservation in our Neighborhood“, also known as BCON, to deal with the intersection of space needed by elephants and human life and possible human-elephant conflicts.
Biodiversity Conservation in our Neighborhood was first proposed on 29 May 2021 when Zhou proposed a revision to Li Zhenwen’s paper on the protection of Lotus Field. He emphasized the importance of this form of protection and raised the issue of biodiversity protection in production and life.
What is Biodiversity Conservation in our Neighborhood?
Biodiversity Conservation in our Neighborhood aims to promote effective conservation of biodiversity in areas where human activities are intensive, to balance conservation and development, to synergise sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. Traditional conservation of biodiversity is mainly carried out in deep mountains, natural wilds and nature reserves. Although this kind of landscape conservation is also very important, yet the current efforts are far from enough to reverse the global trend of rapid biodiversity loss. Conservation of biodiversity requires innovative thinking. Due to the expansion of human living area, it is of great importance to learn how to effectively carry out biodiversity conservation in populated areas.
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