Foreign media: From elephants “going home”, we can see that China’s wildlife protection has achieved remarkable results
[Haipingmian]Foreign media: From the elephants “going home”, we can see that China’s wildlife protection has achieved remarkable results.
On the evening of August 8, the Asian elephant herd, which has attracted much attention from Yunnan, was successfully moved to the north. Cross the Yuanjiang River and return to a suitable habitat safely. After a round trip of more than 1,300 kilometers, the “Wild Elephant Tour Group” finally arrived at “home”. The silent protection of the Chinese along the way has made this unexpected “exodus” evolve into a world-class landscape for humans to protect wild animals.
The media around the world have paid attention to the news that the elephant has returned to “home”. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on the 10th that although the elephants did not return to the Meng adopted child reserve in Xishuangbanna, they finally turned their heads and headed in the right direction. The Associated Press said in a daily article that although the elephant herd entered the village and approached Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, no human or animal was injured. “India Express” quoted netizens commenting on the 11th to celebrate the return of elephants to their habitat. “Nothing beats home!” Global netizens who pay close attention to the baby elephants also boiled over: “Welcome the little cuties to go home” Happy ending” “Hurry up and take a muddy bath to clean up your fatigue.”
On August 9th in Yuxi City, Yunnan Province Elephant herd (photo by drone) taken in Yuanjiang County. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Hu Chao
The journey of elephants home is not easy. This rare migration is the furthest Chinese wild elephant from its habitat, which is self-evident to the test of the local government’s ability to implement animal protection. In order for the elephants to return home safely, from the government to ordinary residents, they have become the “temporary nanny” of the elephants. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on the 10th that in order to avoid human-elephant conflict, more than 150,000 people were evacuated from the migratory road of elephants. AFP has such a vivid description in the article “China uses drones and bananas to coax elephants home” on the 4th: Close doors and windows, cut off the power supply, and fill the road with bananas… These scenes become elephants passing through local villages. The usual “welcome ceremony”.
All the way north and south, the elephants’ long journey home demonstrates China’s efforts on biodiversity conservation. Reuters reported on the 10th that the Chinese government’s wildlife protection measures have doubled the number of wild Asian elephants in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, from 1978. In September 2020, the British “Nature” magazine commented that China plays a key role in global biodiversity governance, and Chinese scientists have valuable experience worthy of the world’s listening.
Like “toward” people and “let”, in this dialogue and exchange between people and wild animals, we continue to explore and scientifically guide. With the continuous efforts of mankind in the future, we look forward to more wild animals living in harmony and symbiosis “like” life.