On the International Biodiversity Day (May 22, 2011), the Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, APEC Marine Sustainable Development Center and Wu Yuan Bay Operation Company jointly hosted the publicity campaign in Wu Yuan Bay Wetland Park, Xiamen, with support from organizations such as Xiamen Bird Watching Society, Nature Experiencing and Training Camp, Natural Wildness, China Mangrove Conservation Network and etc. and 110 volunteers from Environmental Protection Association in Jimei University, the Green and Wild Union in Xiamen University, Green Lover and Environmental Protection Association in Xiamen University of Technology, Fujian Normal University Minnan Science and Technology Institute, Putian Institute, and Environmental Protection Volunteer Center of Fujian Universities.
Through poster demonstration of birds, mangrove and estuaries, narration, book reading, biodiversity games and various forms, organizers and volunteers introduced biodiversity and their relationship with human living to over 400 citizens. Meanwhile, the public, managing personnel of wetland park, experts, and volunteers exchanged the idea about management and approaches of wetland park which is one of the important targets for biodiversity conservation. It is important to recognize the concept of biodiversity in a new way, express gratitude to the Earth that is experiencing several billion years of evolution to give us a beautiful homeland, wish more living resources be with us and ensure human being’s survival and beautiful life. Here we call for input of everyone in every day to protect biodiversity, to utilize biodiversity in a sustainable way, and to share the resulted benefit equally.
This campaign was reported by Xiamen Night News and Xiamen Television.