An exhibition aiming to improve public awareness of biodiversity kicked off on August 30 in the Beijing Botanical Garden of the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBCAS).

The exhibition — The Beauty of Life on Earth: Man and Biodiversity in Protected Area — focuses on scientists, photographers, practitioners of biodiversity protection, and ecological protection advocates. It stresses the significance of protecting the biodiversity through photos.

The photos demonstrate how scientific researchers provide diagnoses and treatment for pandas, as well as how scientists monitor the environment of the Fanjing Mountain Natural Reserve in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province.

CAS academician Bai Chunli, also President of the Alliance of International Science Organizations, or ANSO, said the exhibition will improve public awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and biodiversity, and enable more people to actively join in protecting Earth and promoting the sustainable utilization of natural resources through pictures, videos and lectures.

The exhibition was initiated by ANSO and sponsored by the UNESCO Beijing Office, the Chinese National Committee for Man and the Biosphere Programme, the Endangered Species Scientific Commission, the International Society of Zoological Sciences, and the IBCAS.


Biodiversity is not only a cornerstone of maintaining nature’s ecological balance, but also the basis for human survival and development. The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan Province in October.

Source: Xinhua

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