10th Dongting Lake International Bird-watching Festival Opens

Deputy Director Li Chunliang of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee Vice Chairman Li Jian, CPC Yueyang Municipal Committee Secretary Liu Hesheng, and Director of the Hunan Province Forestry Department Hu Changqing launched the 10th Dongting Lake International Bird-watching Festival on the night of Dec. 5 in Yueyang. The opening ceremony was presided over by Mayor Li Aiwu.

The first domestic bird-watching festival was co-organized by the Hunan Forestry Department and the Yueyang Municipal People’s Government in December 2002. It now has been held for 9 sessions.

On the theme of “Protecting bird-viewing resort for the beautiful Dongting Lake”, a series of activities will be held apart from the opening ceremony of the Bird-watching Festival, including the Dongting Lake Bird-watching Competition, International Symposium on Ecological Protection and Green Development of Dongting Lake, the launching ceremony of the Bird-watching Competition Alliance, and " Helping migratory birds fly" Volunteer Action in Dongting Lake.