On May 30, the 19th (2022) China Charity List and the 2021 Blue Book on the Development of Charitable Giving in China were officially released.
Nineteen foundations, including Lao Niu Foundation, Tencent Charity Foundation, Guangdong Guoqiang Charity Foundation, Peking University Education Foundation and Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation, were awarded the "Model Foundation of the Year (non-public)". The "Yellow River Basin Wetland Protection Strategy and Priority Actions" jointly initiated by Lao Niu Foundation won the "Charity Project of the Year".
Photo source: China Philanthropy Times
An Yaqiang said:
These honors are the result of the collaboration, support, and joint efforts of many partners...... In the future, we will continue to exert our "cow" strength, forge ahead and courageously hoof forward. Together with our colleagues and partners, we will promote the sustainable and healthy development of the public welfare and charity sector and contribute to the promotion and improvement of the social governance system of "joint contribution, joint governance and shared benefits".
Yellow River Delta photo source: Ding Hong 'an
Wetland conservation strategies and Priority actions in the Yellow River Basin
Under the guidance of the Department of Wetland Management of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the project was jointly initiated by Inner Mongolia Lao Niu Foundation, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Paulson Institute and other institutions, with an investment of 11.58 million yuan. Through three years, it systematically evaluated the changes of wetland ecosystem services, the effectiveness and problems of wetland protection and management in the Yellow River Basin. This project takes waterfowl habitat as the breakthrough point, analysis of the Yellow River wetland conservation priority area and protection, explore the wetland in the context of climate change and the change of time and space of waterfowl habitat distribution, based on natural solutions (NbS) as a starting point, analysis and explore the Yellow River wetland degradation mechanism, put forward corresponding to the wetland restoration model, To formulate strategies and priority actions for wetland protection in the Yellow River Basin, so as to provide decision-making basis for ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River basin. The project has been incorporated into the initiative of Non-State Actors' Intended Contributions of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. It will contribute to the implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation Action and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The project will produce the monograph "Yellow River Basin Wetland Conservation Strategy and Priority Actions", "Yellow River Basin Wetland Waterbird Important Habitats", "Policy Recommendations to Policy makers" and the database of Yellow River Basin Waterbirds and their Habitats.