“Ten years @ Every Struggling You” to visit “China Alligator Village” : 100 million years “living fossil” writing a new chapter

2022-05-28 0 By

Editor’s note: Every Chinese who works hard at life is the most beautiful striver.It is because of hundreds of millions of people who have strived that Today’s China has come into being.Ten years, salute every struggle of you.Together, let us ring and work hard to usher in a new era, committing ourselves to the future.Huzhou, China News Network April 5 (reporter Shi Zinan)The weather was fine during the Qingming Holiday.Located in the northwest of Changxing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, the junction of Si ‘an and Lincheng towns of the “Chinese Alligator village”, thousands of Chinese alligators have come out of the cave.Some put their heads in the water and looked around warily, while others lay lazily on the bank and basked in the sunshine.The Yangtze crocodile is a rare species unique to China. It is one of the national first-class key protected wild animals and one of the smallest crocodile species in the world. With a history of more than 200 million years, it is known as the “living fossil” because it lived at the same time as dinosaurs.In order to expand the wild population, in 1979, the villagers of Yinjiabian, Sian Town, spontaneously sent 11 Chinese alligators into the pond “Shangba Mu” and protected them with bamboo fences, thus establishing the Village level Protection zone of Yinjiabian Chinese alligators.After more than 40 years of development, the village-level protected areas have been upgraded to provincial-level protected areas, and the population of Chinese alligators has increased from 11 to 8,406.”From the initial spontaneity and rescue protection, to the prosperity of the Yangtze Crocodile family, to build the ‘Chinese Yangtze Crocodile village’, the villagers of Yin Jia Bian village have contributed a lot.”According to Li Hui, director of the Changxing Yangtze Crocodile Reserve, villagers have tried their best to feed the alligators in difficult circumstances.It was not until 1984 that the Chinese alligator generation was born.”In order to maintain the natural wildness and genetic traits of The Chinese alligator, the reserve simulates the natural ecological environment and allows the Chinese alligator to breed naturally.”Over the past 40 years, Chinese alligators have kept their natural wild lifestyle of hunting, mating, laying eggs, hatching and breeding and overwintering, Li said.Following the arrival of the second and third generations in 1997 and 2006, a certain number of Chinese alligators are naturally bred in the reserve every year.In 2012, the reserve launched the second phase of wild release project, and within 10 years, 1,230 Chinese alligators were released into the wild, all of which were injected with electronic chips for identifying individual identity information and tracking observation.”After a certain number of people are protected, too much artificial intervention will lead to the lack of wildness of the Chinese alligator, and it will be difficult to preserve the species’ genes.”Li Hui bluntly said that the wild release project is also to verify the breeding of Chinese alligators can “self-reliance” in the wild.In order to realize the sustainable development of wild animals, the reserve also cooperates with Zhejiang University to carry out a series of research work on Chinese alligators.And using Internet of Things, cloud computing, mobile Internet technology and other means, the development and construction of a set of environmental monitoring and behavior perception system for Chinese alligators.At present, as the second largest Chinese Alligator nature reserve in China, “China Chinese Alligator Village” covers an area of 132.98 hectares, consisting of the Chinese alligator natural breeding mother lake, crocodile series pond, crocodile specimen showroom, Chinese alligator resort and so on.”March-may and September-November are the peak tourism seasons for the reserve, which receives about 600,000 visitors a year.”According to Zhou Hui, deputy general manager of Zhejiang Yangtze Alligator Scenic Area Management Co., LTD., the reserve also launched a research program in 2020, and nearly 100 research activities have been held so far.Visitors visit the Chinese Alligator (File photo) Zhou Hui offers a tour of the Chinese Alligator Science Museum, which allows visitors and students to have a general understanding of the history and development of the Chinese alligator.People and crocodiles can travel together by boat to see the living world of Chinese alligators and observe their living environment closely.”We are striving to build the ‘Chinese Alligator Village’ into a ‘world rare and endangered species habitat and ecological education demonstration site’ that integrates science popularization education, natural experience and outdoor expansion, and plays a further role in science popularization.”Hui said.More than 40 wind and rain roads.At present, the “Chinese Yangtze Crocodile Village” is still walking on the road of protecting and popularizing the alligators with the sense of mission handed down from generation to generation.China’s “living fossil” will write a New chapter