China Matters focuses on China’s ecological protection from a bird’s perspective


BEIJING, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — China is important The animation team produced the animated video Our hometown Baihualing (Baihua ridge). In this video, a bird from Baihualing tells the story of villagers who live in harmony with nature and make Baihualing a popular bird watching resort China.

Baihualing is located at the eastern foot of Gaoligong Mountain in Yunnan, at an altitude of about 1,400 meters. A total of 525 bird species have been sighted here, which accounts for about 54.8% of the total recorded bird species Yunnan Province. However, in the past, the local population was not aware of the importance of environmental protection. They made a living from hunting birds and deforestation. They remained in poverty and could hardly afford food.

In one day Nov 1989, Hou Tiguo, a local villager, met a Taiwanese couple who came to watch birds. They asked Hou to lead the way to find birds and gave him a guide fee. Before leaving, the couple said, “Take care of these birds, and you can get more than that.” Inspired by this, villagers in Baihualing began building ponds to feed birds and worked as rangers to protect the habitat to protect the birds.

After that, Baihualing attracted attention at home and abroad. Biologists and photography enthusiasts flocked there. Local eco-tourism developed rapidly, and Baihualing became known as “China’s 5A birding area”. The economic income of Baihualing Village in 2020 was 34.8 million yuan15 times what it was in 1995.

Over the past 30 years, Baihualing villagers have paved a successful path to prosperity through ecological progress while maintaining the harmony between people and nature.

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