International Crane Foundation


Dr. Li Fengshan, China Program Coordinator

Protecting Cranes in China

Fengshan joined in the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in  1997 and coordinates ICF’s Black-necked Crane research and conservation projects in southwestern China, community-based conservation and development at Cao Hai, Guizhou Province, China, publishing China Crane News, and Small Grants for Crane Research. He also assists other China Program activities, including Black-necked Crane research and conservation in Tibet and Poyang Lake ecological monitoring in Jiangxi Province, China. He was a staff member from 1982-1986 at Guizhou Forestry Department, Guizhou Province, where his responsibilities included creation of wildlife regulations and assisting county authorities in setting aside new wildlife reserves. Fengshan was born in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. He received a B.S. (Agriculture) in Wildlife Ecology at Northeast Forest College, a Master of Agriculture in Wildlife Management at Northeast Forestry University, China, and a Ph.D. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Li Fengshan

Dr. Li Fengshan (left) and colleague at Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, China.

Flight Plan: A successful crane conservation program in China’s Guizhou province holds lessons for people’s participation in restoration projects. Earth Island Journal (Summer 2012)