Biao Yang & Yu Xu

Yang Biao has a PhD in Ecology and is Deputy Secretary General of the Society of Enterprise and Ecology Foundation (SEE Foundation), and affiliated with Xihua Normal University. He is interested in the distribution and ecology of rare wild animals and plants, and strategies for their conservation, such as the establishment and management of nature reserves, and the involvement of local communities. He has served as a member of the China National Committee of the IUCN Green List, and of the 4th National Panda Survey Expert Technical Committee. Formerly Director of the Wilderness Program and the Field Office of Conservation International, China, he was responsible for developing strategies to protect forests and freshwater habitats, and build resilience to climate change.

Yu Xu is a PhD scholar and Associate Professor at School of Life Sciences, Guizhou Normal University, China. He is interested in animal ecology and conservation and has experience working on high-altitude birds and mammals on the eastern Tibetan Plateau.