Shandong highlights biodiversity at COP 15
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2021-10-13Print Print
The 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) kicked off in Kunming, Yunnan province on Oct 11.
COP 15, the largest UN gathering on biodiversity in a decade, is tasked with elaborating on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and identifying new protection goals through 2030.
The Online Exhibition of China Pavilion in 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference was also launched on Oct 10.
The online platform showcases China's achievements in ecological progress and biodiversity conservation from Oct 10, 2021 till the first half of 2022. The platform is divided into a main exhibition area, a local exhibition area and the Yunnan exhibition area.
The Shandong pavilion in the local exhibition area displays the province's distinctive landscapes and its achievements in biodiversity conservation. Its key biodiversity protection areas, including the Yellow River Delta, Mount Tai, Kunyu Mountain, Mengshan Mountain, and Rongcheng are being highlighted.
Located on the lower reaches of the Yellow River and bordering the Bohai Sea, Shandong boasts complex and diverse landforms as well as rich biodiversity. The province has attached great importance to the protection of biodiversity and has established 488 natural reserves of various types and levels.
Yellow River, the second longest river in China, flows into the Bohai Sea at Dongying in East China's Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Mount Tai enjoys splendid scenery across all four seasons. It is a model for ecological environmental protection and biodiversity conservation in the country. [Photo by Chen Yong/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Kunyu Mountain in Yantai, Shandong province. The mountain, which was recognized as a national nature reserve in 2008, boasts verdant vegetation and charming views. [Photo/dzwww.com]