Beijing’s Urban Wetland Ecosystem


At the end of 2016, we began to create space for wetland-inhabiting wildlife, preserve urban biodiversity, and to connect urban residents to aquatic life under an Urban Wetland Ecosystem Restoration Project in Beijing, aiming to rebuild aquatic communities and raise the self-purification capacity of urban ground water bodies.
In our pilot site in Little Donkey Farm, with the help of construction work and about 300 volunteers, the once deserted, building waste- filled dumpsite was turned into lush and lively pond. The pond is now home to three species of amphibians (breeding there), five species of water birds, one species of reptile, and twenty species of dragonflies.