From April 18 to 21, 2016, Secretary Gu Xiaohong of our institute, accompanied by Liu Songtao, the deputy chief of the National Natural Reserve Protection Administration of Hulun Lake in Inner Mongolia, visited Shuanmazhaung Management and Protection Station, Dalanemu Management and Protection Station and Xinbaerhu Right Banner Visitors Center subordinated to the reserve administration, and inspected the field observing equipment and laboratory of the Orientation Observation Research Station of Hulun Lake Wetland Ecosystem which is located at the estuary of Kelulun River and is built by the both side. Besides, they dropped by the fishery company of Hulun. In Meilaer, they also participated in the seminar organized by the reserve administration of Hulun Lake on the analysis of Hulun Lake ecosystem current status and the ecology management decisions. Besides, they communicated friendly with the deputy secretary of Hulun Buir municipal government, Tanhua, and the deputy secretary of the municipal government and head of the reserve administration, Jiang Zhiguo. The permanent deputy director of State Key Laboratory of Lake and Science and Environment of our institute and the station chief of the Orientation Observation Research Station of Hulun Lake Wetland of the State Forestry Administration Researcher Xue Bing accompanied them in the inspection.
The research and observation of Hulun Lake have been highly valued by many aspects. In August 2008, Hulun Lake Fishery Co., Ltd. sent letters to Lu Yongxiang, the deputy chairman of the National People's Congress and the then head of our academy to report the worsening problems of the ecological environment of Hulun Lake in recent 10 years. Director Lu instructed me to organize a research group made up of researchers of relevant professions including the lake hydrology, lake environment, lake ecology, lake sediments, regional development, remote sensing and land use. At the end of August 2010, the group went to Hulun Lake and started the field visit and investigation. By referring to the Northeast Lakes Investigation Topic of the lake investigation basic projects of the science and technology department, the research group finished the “Research Report on the Ecological and Environmental Status and Protection Countermeasures of Hulun Lake in Inner Mongolia”, based on which it submitted the “Countermeasures and Suggestions on Alleviating the Worsening Problems of Hulun Lake Ecology in Inner Mongolia” in early 2011. In May 2013, Director Bai Chunli, according to letters of reserve administration, instructed the scientific development bureau of our academy to support our academy and Inner Mongolia to jointly build Hulun Lake field station. In May 2015, the science and technology department of the State Forestry Administration formally approved the station to join in the national network of the ecosystem localization observing research station.
In recent years, our institute has communicated with the national natural reserve protection administration for several times and are cooperating to establish a long-term stable Hulun Lake research basis and field observation platform and provide scientific support for the protection of the water resources and biodiversity of Hulun Lake, the formulation of policies and actions for managing the ecological environment and the strategic consultation of the sustainable development of regional economy.