The non-governmental environmental organization Green River has launched a widespread environmental movement to protect China’s bar-headed goose, which breeds along the source of the Yangtze River. As the program’s ambassador, mainland Chinese actor Hu Ge (胡歌) led a seven-day environmental journey in June to protect the world’s highest-flying birds from pollution and other human activities. The expedition took place in the Tanggula-
Hu Ge exclaimed that he is honored to be representing such an inspiring movement, and joked, “Shanghai relies on the Yangtze River, and as a Shanghainese myself, I must have its source protected.”
The 30-year-old explained, “The bar-headed goose breed along the Yangtze river source, and their eggs are being faced with the danger of being looted by humans every year. The Green River operates the protection of these populations through willing volunteers and with the help of local villagers. They perform scientific observations and close protection of these birds. I really hope the birds will be able to strive and live peacefully under our protection.”
It was a grueling and laborious seven day task for the 30-year-old actor, but Hu Ge gushed that he is living everyday fully and happily. “It is an emotional journey. To be able to protect an entire environment is momentous.”
Hu Ge added, “On the day that I left the Tuotuohe environmental protection area, Teacher Yang Xin said that people’s greatest wealth is life experience. I am very lucky to meet such a noble and selfless group of volunteers at an altitude of 4,600 meters. I hope that their good deeds and spirit can influence more people.”
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