China’s Coast: Guarding Mangroves

China’s coastline stretches over 18,000 kilometers and is home to abundant marine life, such as Bryde’s whales, Chinese white dolphins and sea turtles. This series focuses on the species living along the Chinese coastline and the survival challenges they face, tells the stories of frontline conservationists, and discusses feasible measures for biodiversity and ecological protection.

In 1990, the National Shankou Mangrove Ecological Nature Reserve was established in Shankou Town, Beihai City, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Mo Jirui, who grew up in this mangrove forest, is the most senior forest ranger on the premises.

Many of the trees and shrubs in the reserve have been planted by Mo, who is also an expert on the conservation techniques of different mangrove species. At the age of 66, he continues his work, guarding the mangrove forest he so much cherishes.

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Source: CGTN, 11 Jul 2021

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