Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve is located in Jilin province, northeastern of China. The reserve was established in 1960, involved in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Network in 1980, assessed as “Grade A Protected Area of Global Importance” in 1992 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and ranked as one of the most important monitoring mountainous area by MAB and other ten international organizations in 2003. Changbai Mountain is the source of the three big rivers in Northeast China, namely the Songhua, Tumen and Yalu rivers. The mountain has one of the highest species richness and best conserved biodiversity areas on the same latitude. It represents the most typical natural complex of the northern half of the Eurasian Continent.
The earth is shared by all life, strengthening the construction of ecological civilization and protecting biodiversity are the common responsibilities and obligations for mankind. In order to further strengthen the protection of biodiversity in Changbai Mountain and to build a beautiful China, the Changbai Mountain International Eco-Festival will be held from 28th June to 2nd July 2013 in Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve. The theme of this eco-festival is “Conserving A Variety of Species, Promoting Ecological Civilization”. The eco-festival is organized by the Department of Forestry and Department of Environmental Protection of Jilin Province, the Changbai Mountain Administrative Committee and Changbai Mountain National Reserve Management Bureau, Chinese National Committee for Man and the Biosphere, while co-organized by the International Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF-Beijing Office and other international conservation organizations.
During this eco-festival, there will be a seminar on establishing the World Nature Reserve Alliance. There will also be an International Forum of Biodiversity Conservation, and a series of other activities. In view of the outstanding contributions and positive impacts your organization had made to biodiversity conservation, we are looking forward to your participation in this eco-festival. We hope to get valuable comments and suggestions on biodiversity conservation of Changbai Mountain through your visit. We would also like to use this opportunity to establish connection with participants for further cooperation and friendship.
Chinese National Committee for Man and the Biosphere
Jilin Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve Management Bureau
April 25, 2013
Arrangement of Changbai Mountain International Eco-Festival 2013 China
Timeline: 28th June to 2nd July 2013
Venue: Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve, Jilin, China
|Day 1：28th June|
|Afternoon||Seminar on establishing the World Nature Reserve Alliance, formulating biodiversity conservation joint declaration|
|Day 2：29th June|
|Morning||Opening ceremony of “Changbai Mountain International Eco-Festival 2013 China”|
|Afternoon||Inaugural ceremony of “Changbai Mountain Conservation Development Fund”|
|Day 3：30th June|
|All day||International Forum of Biodiversity Conservation|
|Day 4-5：1st to 2nd July|
|All day||Eco-activities aim at the theme of “Get together at Changbai Mountain, discover treasure of nature from the rises of three Rivers”|