The athletes’ village for Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, located at the foot of Xiaohaituo Mountain in Beijing’s Yanqing district, completed construction at the end of 2020.
The village, which will be renovated into a tourist resort after the games, has seen great efforts in biodiversity and wildlife conservation during its construction.
Xie Qichao, project manager of China Construction First Group Corp Ltd, said the company had made a comprehensive survey of tree species, quantity and locations in the construction area, and covered those trees with protective nets. The company also made sure to water and fertilize the trees during construction while controlling insects.
For trees that could not be preserved on site during the construction, the company transplanted them to a special plot for protection. Those trees have been moved and replanted after construction completed, Xie said.
According to the company, a total of 313 trees were protected during construction.
The company has also set up many wood cabins for squirrels, pheasants and wild birds near the construction site to protect wildlife.