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Ji Qiu

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for May, 2009

Ji Qiu is not only a nature lover and student of ornithology, but an active member of groups trying to make a difference to the wildlife (especially bird life ) of the world. He is a member of the Chinese NGO, the Friends Of Nature, and is a volunteer of the WWF in China. Ji also has a relationship with Save China's Tiger and other conservation NGOs. Ji recently took part in the banding and other conservation activities of the migrating birds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, including the N.W. Australia Wader and Tern Expedition . The Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG) was formed in 1981 as a special interest group of Birds Australia to coordinate and focus studies on waders, or shorebirds in Australia and throughout their migration routes in the Asia PacificJi Qiu was born in Beijing, China although he currently lives in Sydney, Australia. China is the homeland of many endengered wildlife species while Australia is the country of unique creatures. Conservation of the wildlife in these countries is very important. In China, Ji has travelled from the temperate forest in Changbaishan in Northeast China to the moutains and the rainforests in Southwest China. In Austrlia, Ji had also travelled from tropical North Queensland to the south end of the continent.
 
Ji Qiu loves both modern wildlife and prehistoric life. He began to draw them when he was a child and had won awards in primary school. These have always been an important part of his life.
 
Ji uses a variety of different media, from pencil and acrylic to digital media. The wildlife of Asia-Pacific, especially the birds and mammlas of the rainforest and mountain areas is his favorite subject. Prehistoric mammals is his other favorite subject, followed by dinosaurs. With a bachelor degree in China as an Architect and he then got a Master in Architecture and a Graduate Certificate in Ornithology in Australia. He is one of the managers of the Dinosaur Website of China (www.sinodino.com) and he has written a number of articles and prepared illustrations for the website as well as related magazines ( Chinese Civilization and Chinese National Geography) .

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