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Below are pictures and updates on the upcoming renovation of Green Lake (North Gate area) where the original Jingzheng Academy once stood. Currently a massive empty lot devoid of life walled off from pedestrians.

For those wondering about the fate of those lush greens that once grew there (45 trees such as ginkgo biloba, sweet-scented osmanthus, and pseudo-particulate magnolia):

"According to the seedling transplant plan and the new landscape design plan reviewed and approved by experts, 30 seedlings (20 ginkgo and 10 osmanthus) are tentatively scheduled to be moved back to the original site of Cuihu, and the seedlings will first be transplanted to the Daxing seedling plant in Yiliang County, Kunming City for management., after the terrain of the Cuihu project is completed, it will be transported and transplanted at the corresponding location of the site according to the project landscape plan.

The 15 seedlings (4 ginkgo, 1 sweet-scented osmanthus, 3 fishtail sunflowers, and 5 pseudo-singular magnolias) that are not used in the landscape design plan will be permanently transplanted to the greening area of Wuhua District. Sirloin Nursery."

Planning photos:

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Source: m.sohu.com/a/526176943_121123812/?pvid=000115_3w_a

Reddit serendipitously featured an adorable video of a snub-nosed monkey (endemic to SW China) on their front page, on the eve of Kunming's biodiversity conference tomorrow no less:

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This fluffy one being hand-fed appears to be a Sichuan golden hair monkey (aka Sichuan snub-nosed monkey). Video, rather than images, truly captures their essence.

It appears GoKunming has featured these sub-nosed monkeys quite a bit over the past twelve years. Looks like conservation efforts to stave them from extinction panned out.

Snapshot: Chasing black snub-nosed monkeys in the forests of northwest Yunnan (by Fabio Nodari in 2019):
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New population of critically endangered monkeys found in Yunnan

(by Patrick Scally in 2019):
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Face to face with Yunnan's snub-nosed monkeys

(by Amanda Kaminsky in 2014):
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Conservationists save endangered snub-nosed monkey

(by Patrick Scally in Nov. 2013):
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Endangered snub-nosed monkeys evade extinction

(by Patrick Scally in Jan. 2013):
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Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys bouncing back from the brink of extinction

(by Chris Horton in 2009):
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As an e-bike user myself, the sooner the better for making helmets compulsory, but I see no sign of it being enforced as yet. Why not also fine those who use their phones while driving or who drive up the roads the wrong way or who don't indicate or......