Vol.1 January. 2024 Total Issues 55
Publication date: February 01, 2024
Urbanization has become an irreversible trend worldwide. Currently, more than half of the global population and 65.22% of China’s permanent population are living in cities and towns. The urbanization trend has brought about problems including the reduction of the natural areas, pollution, and shortage of natural resources. Human activities have affected and controlled not only urban areas, but also ecosystem types such as farmland, forests, and grasslands.
The concept “Biodiversity Conservation in Our Neighbourhood (BCON)”, proposed by Dr. ZHOU Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, is based on the increasingly frequent interaction between nature and society and the severe challenge of biodiversity loss. BCON refers to protecting the survival and development of wild animals by minimizing the impact of human activities on nature and wild animals.