Second Beijing (International) Milu Deer Culture Conference opens in Daxing

Updated: 2019-08-26

The Second Beijing (International) Milu Deer Culture Conference opened in Daxing district on August 24.

A series of developments were initiated at the conference.


Zhai Degang, member of the Standing Committee of Daxing District Party Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Daxing District Committee. [Photo by Wang Jingjing]

China's first ecological museum integrating indoor and outdoor characteristics was officially announced.

The museum is expected to become the only professional museum in China with the theme of biodiversity conservation and ecological education.

Located in the Nanhaizi Milu Park Museum in Beijing, the Eco-Museum covers an area of nearly 30,000 square meters. It is divided into five sections: exhibition, science education, scientific research, exhibits storage and public service.

"In the future, the museum will mainly exhibit the Milu deer culture and the heritage of the imperial palace. Achievements of biodiversity conservation in Beijing will also be shown to present benign interaction between human beings and nature," said an official from the Beijing Academy of Science and Technology. 

"The ecological museum will become a new landmark of Beijing culture and a benchmark of national ecological civilization," the official said.

The first global Milu deer protection alliance was formally established.


An official from the British Embassy as the representative of the Duke of Bedford delivers a speech at the conference. [Photo by Yao Xu] 

The Global Milu Deer Protection Alliance was co-established at the conference by the Daxing district government, the Beijing Academy of Science and Technology, the Dafeng Milu Deer National Nature Reserve in Jiangsu province, the Forestry Bureau of Hubei province, Woburn Abbey of the United Kingdom and the World Wide Fund for Nature. The alliance is the first to be initiated in the name of Milu deer in the world.

With international cooperation it will promote the nature reserve and national park construction of Milu deer and further standardize the regulations and legal norms for their protection and management. An international communication mechanism to protect the wild Milu deer population will be established to ensure their survival. A China example of wildlife protection will be created.

The permanent theme exhibition of "Return of Milu deer to the East" was opened to the public for the first time on August 24.


The children at the permanent theme exhibition of "Return of Milu deer to the East" . [Photo by Wang Jingjing]

The exhibition shows the model of wildlife conservation in China and draws an ecological blueprint for Daxing district.

The Milu Deer Antler Exhibition Wall is a highlight of this exhibition. The display shows the changes of Milu deer's antlers from one to four years old, and presents the formation process of the "crown" of Milu deer's antlers.

The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge for a long time.