China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) is carrying on Regional Comprehensive Assessment of Biodiversity (RCAB) research. One of the efforts is to promote Biodiversity Conservation in Our Neighborhood (BCON).
The current Protected Areas mechanism is not enough to reserve the rapid loss of biodiversity globally. A very important approach, according to Dr. Zhou Jinfeng who directs the leading conservation association, is the “BCON” approach – to incorporate biodiversity conservation into people’s daily lives. That’s why CBCGDF has recently carried out China’s first RCAB biodiversity assessment in a neighborhood in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
It’s found Cangqian has a rich biodiversity in bird species. A total of 15 wild bird species has been observed including waterbirds & Songbirds & landfowl species, etc.
Only one wild animal species was observed, i.e., Callosciurus erythraeus, an endangered species in the IUCN Red List. We also found several lovely cats kept by the local households.