The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. It was originated from the Milu (Père David's Deer) reintroduction in 1985.
As China's leading biodiversity conservation NGO, It carried out many biodiversity research projects in the past years. To explore Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs), the CBCGDF has launched an innovative Protected Area pragramme called Community Conservation Areas (CCAfa) to mobilize people's participation, with 110 CCAfas established since 2016. It actively fights illegal wildlife trade (esp. pangolins) via underground and cyber investigations, endangered species' black-market surveys, environmental awareness initiatives, scientific research, big data analysis and international cooperation.
The CBCGDF is with about 50 staff and tens of thousands of registered volunteers. With a national-level public fundraising license, the CBCGDF has funded over hundred grass root environmental NGOs and individuals in the past three years. It envisions a world where people prosper while living in harmony with nature.