May 22nd is the International Day for Biological Diversity, whose aim is to promote biodiversity around the world. The 2016 theme is “2016 Theme: Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods”. In order to further advance the protection of China’s biological diversity, especially in the South China Sea, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF 中国生物多样性保护与绿色发展基金会) will launch a theme forum entitled “Focus on Biodiversity Protection in the South China Sea” to mark the occasion. The activity is geared to appeal to all sectors of society and encourage them to value the biodiversity of marine organisms and the protection of China’s marine ecosystem.
As a civil environmental protection organization, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation has always devoted itself to protecting the biological diversity of the South China Sea. Working with Xiamen University, it has carried out an ecological survey of endangered marine species in coastal areas and established a related database.
Biodiversity is the result of several billion years of evolution on earth, and is valued as the material basis of human survival. It is a duty and obligation for everyone to help maintain the balance of global biodiversity. Based on this, the general public is welcome to take part in the activity.