News of Amur ecoregion
Attendees of the winter programme are annually pre-selected through selection process and offered to complete specially designed training and field demonstration programmes.Learn more
12 april 2023
The Third Ranger Competition in Hunchun Bureau of Northeast China Tiger & Leopard National Park Administration Successfully Held
From January 5 to 6, 2023, the 3rd Ranger Competition in Hunchun Bureau of Northeast China Tiger & Leopard National Park Administration was successfully held in Hunchun. The competition was jointly organised by Hunchun Forestry Bureau and OPF. 49 rangers from 13 conservation units in Hunchun Bureau participated in the competition.Read more
The competition aims to comprehensively improve skills of the rangers in forest farms and enhance experience exchanges between rangers in Hunchun Bureau. This competition closely follows the development needs of Northeast China Tiger & Leopard National Park and focuses on capacity building for rangers. It is an all-round test of the quality, technical ability and professionalism of the rangers in forest farms.
The competition is quite challenging and technical, divided into three parts: field work, indoor Q&A and contest. Field work includes the use of GPS devices, setting and maintenance of infrared cameras, standardization of patrol records, and practical skills such as snare removal. Through theoretical knowledge and practical work, it evaluates both the level of skill and problem-solving ability of the teams.
After two days of fierce competition, the emergency rescue team of Hunchun Bureau won the championship; Yangpao Forest Farm and Ying'an Forest Farm won the second place; Dahuanggou Forest Farm, Chunhua Forest Farm and Madida Forest Farm won the third place. Zhao Yan from the emergency rescue team won the individual championship. The champion ranger Zhao Yan said: “The competition is very challenging. It assesses our comprehensive competence such as physical strength, patrolling skills as well as our knowledge of conservation policies and regulations. It also helps me find my own weakness. For example, I still need to learn more about interpretation of laws and regulations as well as human wildlife conflict management."
Since the establish of the Tiger & Leopard National Park, OPF and WWF have supported Hunchun Bureau in organizing skill and knowledge training for many times, which offers good learning opportunities for all rangers in forest farms, sets a professional platform of capacity building, and also helps the Park continuously consolidate the foundation of conservation talents.
12 april 2023
“Earth Hour” Conservation Event in Changchun - Give an Hour for Earth
On March 25, 2023, Jilin, "Earth Hour" themed public event was successfully held in Changchun. The event was co-organized by OPF, Jilin Radio and TV Station, Northeast China Tiger & Leopard National Park Administration and Jilin Provincial Museum of Natural History. The theme of the conservation event is "give an hour for earth", which aims to arouse public attention to conservation, encourage people to participate in conservation.
Nature provides humans with food, air and water. It is the foundation of human society, industry, commerce, agriculture, animal husbandry and cultural development. Unfortunately, nature is experiencing unprecedented losses due to human activities, biodiversity continues to decline, and the global climate crisis continues to intensify. If we don't make any change, it will pose a crisis of extinction to about one million species worldwide, irreversible damage to ecosystems, and a huge threat to human well-being. It is necessary and urgent to redefine the relationship between human and nature to save nature and wildlife.
The government is taking action. It also needs deeper and more active participation from all sectors of society. On September 22, 2020, China proposed the "dual carbon goals" at the 75th United Nations General Assembly. At the end of 2022, at the CBD Cop15, the first global level conference held by the UN themed ecological civilization, all contracting parties adopted the "Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework" to "build a nature-positive society". Earth Hour advocates taking action to protect nature and achieve the goals of Zero Carbon and Nature Positive by 2030.
Public conservation events in Changchun were in various forms this year, such as nature education of wild tigers, wetlands and migratory birds, nature related shows, interactive games, conservation story exhibitions, and tiger tents for tiger conservation. 150 young "tiger protectors" from the Children's Art Troupe of Jilin Radio and TV Station perform "Languages of Nature" and "Song of Nature". Artists demonstrated reverence for nature and the charm of wildlife by khoomei "Holy Mountains" and dance "Swan Goose", showing the sound of nature, feel the pulse of nature, and become a beam of light conserving tigers and their homes.
Nature education showcased conservation of wild tigers, restoration of tiger habitat and anti-poaching action. People learned about conservation by taking part in interactive games of wetlands and migratory birds. In the tiger tent, people learned how to find and remove snares.
The theme of "Earth Hour" event highlights "action" and "hope", giving more than an hour for earth, and taking action to protect our shared and the only homeland.
1. Energy saving: turn off unnecessary electrical appliances, set temperature indoors properly, shorten shower time, and save water.
2. Garbage classification: correct garbage classification can make better use and treatment of garbage and reduce environmental pollution.
3. Green travel: choose environment-friendly means like cycling, walking and public transportation for lower carbon emission and energy consumption.
4. Nature and wildlife conservation: conserve ecosystems including wetlands, forests, grasslands and oceans. Conserve biodiversity; for example, don’t destroy vegetation in the wild, don’t pick up bird eggs, don’t destroy bird nests, or don’t set free invasive species in the wild.Read more
4 april 2023
Primorye. New brigades of volunteer firefighters stood up to protect the Livadia Ridge from the fires
18+. НАСТОЯЩИЙ МАТЕРИАЛ ПРОИЗВЕДЕН И РАСПРОСТРАНЕН ВСЕМИРНЫМ ФОНДОМ ПРИРОДЫ, ВНЕСЕННЫМ В РЕЕСТР ИНОСТРАННЫХ АГЕНТОВ, ЛИБО КАСАЕТСЯ ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТИ ВСЕМИРНОГО ФОНДА ПРИРОДЫ, ВНЕСЕННОГО В РЕЕСТР ИНОСТРАННЫХ АГЕНТОВ.Read more
4 april 2023
In March, the WWF team went to the earthworm laboratory of the Heilongjiang Institute of Natural Resources and Ecology in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. Questions relevant to the earthworm documentary have been discussed, such as the cultivation of earthworms, the hatching of earthworm cocoons, the mechanism of vermicompost, and vermicompost application to sustainable agriculture development and grassland conservation. Researchers have been applying vermicompost to different modes of agriculture, sivilculture, and so on. Current result shows there will be less N2O emission during the process of vermicompost if earthworms feed on the mixture of cattle dung and Fungus residue.
The draft script of the earthworm documentary is basically done. The earthworm comics are also in the preparation process. Hopefully, the first episode of documentary and comics will be released in 22th May, the International Day for Biological Diversity.Read more
22 february 2023
FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT WAS HANDED OVER TO THE STUDENT Brigade IN PRIMORYE
"Tis", a student brigade for nature protection based at the Primorsky State Agricultural Academy, received a new batch of fire-fighting equipment, communications equipment and overalls from WWF to protect valuable forests from fires in the buffer zone of the Ussuriisky Nature Reserve.Read more
10 february 2023
A memorandum for cooperation was signed with local decision makers
WWF-Mongolia Rep, Mr. D. Batbold, and Khentii Aimag’s Governor, Mr. Ts. Chogsomjav, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation. Khentii aimag (province) has been one of key local partners of WWF in the environmental conservation since 2007.Read more
9 february 2023
WWF ANNOUNCED THE YEAR OF THE LIVING AMUR IN RUSSIA
WWF has declared 2023 the Year of the Living Amur in Russia in order to draw the attention of the state and society to the diversity, value and vulnerability of the ecosystems of the Amur ecoregion.Read more
- 30 january 2023 Management Ability Training for Protected Areas Successfully Held Online Read more