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.
On our 2nd day of Cangqian biodiversity survey, more than 20 wild bird species were found in the lush Mount. Guashan, which is rich in flora and fauna. We also found a couple of Yellow-throated Buntings singing in chorus with each other, in harmony with nature.
“Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets.” That’s Mount. Guashan in Cangqian! It is a perfect habitat for wildlife in nature. The scenic beauty reminds me of the old Chinese saying “Up in heaven, there is paradise; down on earth, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.”