Search Results for Tag: China
Eco-tourism in China
Xiao Zuo, outdoor adventurer and entrepreneur, represents a growing number of young Chinese interested in exploring their country’s wild places.
Since founding the 54 Traveler tourism company with her husband, she’s organized countless outdoor trips, always emphasizing responsible travel guidelines, like packing out trash and respect for local communities.
Xiao Zuo says she hopes the people who join her excursions will become invested in protecting China’s environment. China’s government has vowed to address environmental concerns after taking a growth-at-all-costs approach during the country’s economic opening.
Listen to the report by Ruth Morris in Hangzhou, China:
DateTuesday 08.10.2013 | 13:48
Keeping Gansu green
Gansu province in western China is poor, polluted and parched. After 29-year-old Zhao Zhong survived a serious climbing accident, he decided to dedicate himself to preserving Gansu. He founded the environment protection organization, Green Camel Bell and also publicized the water pollution map to raise awareness among residents of just how pollution their region had become.
Listen to the report by Ruth Morris in Gansu, China:
DateTuesday 02.10.2012 | 12:31
Empowering Chinese kids with books
Mao Ju, 29, was concerned when she found out that many Chinese children don’t read for fun. She founded a free library in Beijing, for migrant children in particular, to help them discover the pleasure of reading. She involves the kids in the management of the library and encourages them to express their own opinions on the library blog.
Listen to the report by Gaia Manco in Beijing:
Check out the blog that the kids at the library write every day.
DateTuesday 18.09.2012 | 11:58
Saving Sea Turtles in Hainan
Frederick Yeh is an American-Chinese biomedical engineer who was driven into conservation work on a trip back to Hainan to visit family. He had happy memories of Hainan’s Sea Turtles from early childhood, but was shocked to discover that locals – who were hard up against the realities of a struggling fishing industry – were selling the turtles and no one was doing anything about it.
Check out the report by Jennifer Dunn in Hainan:
If you want to know more about Frederick’s work, you can visit seaturtles.org.
DateWednesday 23.11.2011 | 14:25