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In harmony we grow | Saving sea turtles

2021-Oct-12       Source: newsgd.com

Sea turtles, known as "living fossils", once dropped sharply due to human overfishing and marine pollution, and were listed as an endangered species globally. With the increasing maturity of artificial breeding technology, as the only national sea turtle nature reserve in China, the number of sea turtles in the national sea turtle nature reserve in Huizhou is gradually increasing.

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, known as COP15, kicked off on Monday afternoon in Kunming, Yunnan Province.

Themed "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth," COP15 is the first global conference convened by the United Nations highlighting ecological civilization, a philosophy proposed by China. The meeting is set to be held in two parts. The first part, scheduled for Oct. 11 to 15, is held both offline and online.

As one of the provinces with the richest biodiversity in the country, how does Guangdong protect organisms? The series of micro-documentaries "In harmony we grow" shows the Guangdong's ecological environment and some touching stories in nature reserves.



Saving sea turtles

Sea turtles, known as "living fossils", once dropped sharply due to human overfishing and marine pollution, and were listed as an endangered species globally. With the increasing maturity of artificial breeding technology, as the only national sea turtle nature reserve in China, the number of sea turtles in the national sea turtle nature reserve in Huizhou is gradually increasing.

This year, the artificial breeding of sea turtles in the nature reserve has achieved great results. A total of 1,880 small sea turtles have been hatched, which is the highest number of artificially bred and hatched green sea turtles in the past ten years.

Since its establishment in 1985, the nature reserve has protected more than 80,000 wild turtles which come ashore to lay eggs. Nearly 70,000 young turtles were born here, and 60,000 of them were released back to the sea.



Planning: Zhang Junhua, Tan Shilong

Producer: Luo Yanjun, Wang Xiyong, Cao Si

Coordinator: Zeng Qiang,Zheng Jiaxin, Zhang Youqiong, Huang Yinglai, Wang Liangjue

Director: Xiao Xiong

Video Shooting: Xiao Xiong, Yao Jiashuo(intern)

Video Editor: Alice, Yao Jiashuo (intern)

Source: Xinhua, Nanfang Daily, Newsgd

Editor: Olivia, Nan, Jerry

Editor: 冯慧婷

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