Russia and China summed up the results of the Oriental stork survey — 2018
The international conference “Oriental stork and Amur wetlands conservation” became the final event of the Year of the Oriental stork – 2018 declared by WWF and the Amur Coalition of environmental NGOs. The conference was attended by the experts from Russia, China, Japan and the South Korea: scientists, staff from the protected areas, representatives of the governmental and public organizations, as well as business companies.
The wide-scale Oriental stork census was held in Russia and China for the first time in 10 years. This colossal work was launched in winter with the pioneer search of nests located in the remote areas, continued in spring by the survey of nest occupation, and in summer by tracking the chicks.
Another important event of the year is signing the MoU on joint work in research of the Oriental stork migration between the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Honghe Nature Reserve, the Coordination Council of the directors of nature reserves of the southern Far East, the United Directorate “Zapovednoye Priamurye” and WWF Russia Amur branch.
The premiere of the documentary “Birthday of a little stork” became a bright event of the conference.
"Birthday of a little stork"
In the end of the meeting the field trip to Amursky Wildlife Refuge was organized. The participants learned about the work of the “Stork Nest Keepers” movement that helps to take fire preventive measures for the trees with nests and install artificial towers for the nests.