Why

Saving a Planet of Life

We protect wildlife for many reasons. It is a source of inspiration. It nurtures a sense of wonder. It is integral to the balance of nature. Saving populations of the most ecologically, economically and culturally important species in the wild is our duty. Ultimately, by protecting species, we save this beautiful, vulnerable and utterly irreplaceable planet we call home.

Law

Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife

To better protect the country's biodiversity, China has constantly worked to improve its legal framework in the past few decades. The country's put the Law on the Protection of Wildlife into effect in 1988, laying down the basic principles for the conservation of precious and endangered species, as well as the protection, development and rational use of wildlife to safeguard the ecological balance. Read more >>

How

Measures should be taken:

For the countries, the following should be done: Construct natural protection districts, wetlands and forest parks to serve as the major battlefields to protect wild animals; Set up stations for wildlife disease monitoring; Expand the population of endangered species, crack down on illegal slaughtering and sales of wildlife and intensify international collaboration in conserving endangered species and promoting biodiversity...

For individuals, we can do the following: Protect wildlife habitat; Join a conservation organization; Recycle and reduce energy and goods consumption; Minimize use of herbicides and pesticides; Place decals on windows to deter bird collisions; Share your enthusiasm for wildlife and nature...

Nature Reserves in China More
  • Hoh Xil nature reserve

    Hoh Xil, the last fairyland of wild lives in China, is one of the most primitive and well-preserved natural environment in the world. Moreover, it is the largest natural reserve area in China with highest altitude. Because of the high altitude and fierce weather, it is impossible for people to live there, and this is the very reason why Hoh Xil is the paradise of wild lives. Hoh Xil is situated at the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Region in southwest Qinghai, and has an average altitude of more than 4600 meters.

  • Tian'ezhou Milu National Nature Reserve in Shishou

    Tian'ezhou milu reserve is not open to the public. Only staff or experts conducting research are allowed to visit the wetlands. The 1,567-hectare reserve was established in 1993, aiming to return the deer into the wild. Adjacent to the reserve is China's finless porpoise reserve that shares the same waters with the deer reserve. The marshlands and reeds make it a perfect habitat for milu.

  • Yancheng National Nature Reserve

    The reserve harbors a great diversity in plant species and is an important wintering habitat for many bird species, especially the red crowned crane. In addition, the wetland reserve shelters an enormous number of other species of insects, fish, and animals including some endangered species. Noticed by Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the protected diversity of species includes 43 coelenterates, 65 annelids, 156 mollusks, 310 insects, 281 fish, 45 amphibians and reptiles, 379 birds and 47 mammals.

This documentary is about the stories of the Chinese who devote a lot to the wildlife protection, and their own life and work stories.