【双语新闻】COP15 | “云”上逛展！河南生物多样性原来如此丰富
VR TIME! Highlights of Henan Exhibition Hall at COP15
COP15 | “云”上逛展！河南生物多样性原来如此丰富
On October 11, the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, known as COP15, kicked off in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province. The Online Exhibition of China Pavilion in 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference was also launched at the same day. What are the highlights of the Exhibition Hall of Central China's Henan province?
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The majority part of Henan province is located at the south of the Yellow River. The middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River are criss-crossed with dense forests and numerous wild elephants, therefore Henan was recognized as the land of elephants in ancient times and is called "Yu" (豫) for short, which is composed by a hieroglyph "象" meaning elephant in English. The left and right parts of the hieroglyph "豫" seem like a person holding an elephant. Therefore, the people in the Central Plains have fostered a sense of conforming to nature and protecting nature since ancient times.
That's the reason why we chose the Yellow River as one of the main themes of Henan Exhibition Hall," said a source from the Department of Ecology and Environment of Henan Province. Out of the four chapters of the hall, two are related to the Yellow River.
In Chapter One themed The Origin of Civilization in Heaven and Earth, the river element reveals the relationship between the Central Plains civilization and the Yellow River. It also presents the stories of Yu, the founder of the Xia Dynasty (21st century-16th BC), who is said to have tamed the floods of the Yellow River, and Jiao Yulu, the Party secretary of Lankao county, Kaifeng city, who had successfully fought against the three hazards of sandstorm, waterlogging and salinization. Besides, the achievements of construction of modern water conservancy projects and high-quality development of the Yellow River basin are also introduced.
The Yellow River is the cradle of China. Located between the northern subtropics and warm temperate zone, Henan is rich in biodiversity. 520 species of vertebrates are known across the province, including 35 species of national first-class key protected wild animals and 101 species of national second-class key protected ones.
These rare animals are exhibited in Chapter Two themed Land of Splendours & Beautiful Henan. At the old course of the Yellow River in Minquan county of Shangqiu city, an Aythya baeri tells the story of her family’s return to the homeland. At the Macaque Nature Reserve on Taihang Mountain, an Macaca mulatta enjoys her better life there. Besides, a Siberian whooper swan also depicts her special journey from Siberia to Sanmenxia city for winter.
To create a rich biodiversity, persistence also matters much apart from natural advantage.
In the exhibition hall, the arduous efforts of Henan made for biodiversity protection are also presented. For example, the number and coverage of wildlife epidemic disease monitoring stations keep expanding and improving with 54 monitoring stations above the provincial level.
The online exhibition will last to the first half of 2022. The global public can visit the exhibition through PC or mobile phones.
据了解，本次展览于今年10月10日至2022年上半年，将通过线上方式面向全球展出，全球公众可通过PC端和手机端参观线上展览。（中文来源：河南日报 翻译：赵汉青 视频/海报：实习生王君艺 审校：焦丹）