International Web Influencers Visit the Three Gorges Dam Area to Explore the Importance of Yangtze River Ecological Conservation

BEIJINGSept. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A report by CRI Online: Recently, the ambassadors of China of Brazil, Georgia, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea, Spainand the UK, along with online influencers and reporters from foreign media organizations, visited the Yangtze River Rare Fish Conservation Center (China Sturgeon Research Institute) and the River Rare Plant Research Institute Yangtze in the Three Gorges Dam area to better understand the ecological significance of the National Yangtze River Protection Program. The two specialized institutions operate under the aegis of the China Three Gorges Corporation.

The Yangtze River Rare Plant Research Institute is located in the Three Gorges Dam area and is also known as the Plant Kingdom. Over the past decades, the institute has cultivated hundreds of thousands of plants through the introduction of seeds, traditional breeding and laboratory tissue culture, increasing the number of protected plant species from 560 to 1 181, while expanding the scope of protection of the Three Gorges Reservoir area. in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River.

At the Yangtze River Rare Fish Conservation Center (China Sturgeon Research Institute), the assemblage of ambassadors and media professionals took a closer look at the conservation, breeding and release of sturgeon Chinese. Since 1984, the institute has released 65 batches containing a total of nearly 5.3 million fish. The success, the result of the joint efforts of five generations of sturgeon conservationists over a 40-year period, left a deep impression on Max, an online blogger from Mexico. He said the Chinese sturgeon is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the work done by the Three Gorges Society is of great importance. for breeding the population of what was until relatively recently an almost extinct fish. .

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