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River Protectors Swim Across the Qiantang

Colorful Body-Painted River Protectors Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China By Green Zhejiang, reposted with permission from the Green Zhejiang blog. Translated by Katherine Olson 用中文阅读 / Read in Chinese At 8:40 AM on the morning of August 25, the opening ceremony for the 2019 “Swim Across the ...


Dongting Lake Waterkeeper on patrol during spring fishing ban

Joint Action in China During Spring Fishing Ban

By Dongting Lake Waterkeeper staff, translated by Waterkeepers China Communication Associate Katherine Olson China’s second-largest freshwater lake has a citizen-led group of advocates devoted to it. They patrol Dongting Lake day and night to protect its ecological integrity. This group, the Yueyang East Dongting Ecological Protection Association (YEDEPA), was founded by DaMing He, the Dongting ...


3 Projects Making Strides in Human Health and Education

By Georgia Lambrakis, Waterkeeper Alliance intern As we reflect on 20 years of our fight for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water, we celebrate the strides Waterkeepers worldwide have made in human health and education. In India, on the East Kali River, unfiltered industrial and city waste has been polluting the river for decades, causing increasing illness ...


Community Nature Preserve Furthers Protection of Nujiang Golden Monkeys in Gaoligong Mountains

Written by Dianwu Fang, Xingyun Lake Waterkeeper; translated by Waterkeepers China Communication Associate Katherine Olson In June of 2018, after an intensely competitive process, Xingyun Lake Waterkeeper and host organization Kunming Chuangyi Ecological Protection Research Institute undertook a United Nations Development Program/Global Environment Fund Small Grants project—the “Further Protecting Gaoligong Mountain’s Nujiang Golden Monkeys through ...


China NGO Develops First Grassroots-Level Environmental Standards for Chemical Industrial Parks

By Katherine Olson, Waterkeepers China Communication Associate In alliance with various partners such as the Alibaba Foundation, SEE, and the Ford Eco Prize, Green Stone Environmental Protection Center (the parent organization to Lower Yangtze River Waterkeeper) officially launched the “Green Neighbors” program, a set of environmental management assessment standards for petrochemical industrial parks that were ...


Qiantang River Waterkeeper Leads Students on SDG Discovery Tour in Cheongju, South Korea

Reported by Katherine Olson, Waterkeepers China Communication Associate February 8 to 15, Qiantang River Waterkeeper led a group of students on an in-depth tour of the city of Cheongju to learn about South Korean culture and ecology, with an overarching theme of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along the way. Camps such as ...


Providing Clean Water in China’s Cancer Villages

Rapid industrialization and scant pollution controls have left China with more than 400 villages where the cancer rate is extraordinarily high. The country even has a name for them: (癌症村), Áizhèng cūn, “Cancer Village.” One cause: Water contamination. Serious water pollution afflicts all seven large river basins in China, but the earliest and most serious ...


China enlists local groups in environmental enforcement push

By Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay, reposted with permission from Riverkeeper Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Invited to Share US Experience On October 25, 2015, two Chinese green groups, Friends of Nature and Fujian Green Home, celebrated a victory without precedent in their country’s decades-long rush to industrialize. Earlier that same year, these groups had gone to court to file a ...


Dongting Lake Waterkeeper: Protector of the Finless Porpoise

By BingXiu He, Dongting Lake Waterkeeper With a round head, charming smile, and lively character, the Yangtze finless porpoise is easy to fall in love with. The porpoise, also known as the panda of the river, is an endemic species of China. Before human beings appeared, these aquatic marine mammals had a thriving population in the ...


Hawai‘i and China Connect on Maui

This summer Green Zhejiang, the parent organization of Qiantang River Waterkeeper, once again brought a group of students to Hawai‘i to explore its culture and environment. Unlike the past two trips, this time a local Waterkeeper – the first of its kind in Hawai‘i – was there to accompany the Green Zhejiang’s Nature Expedition Team. ...