Yunnan Project Briefs - Biodiversity Landscapes and Livelihoods

The GMS Core Environment Program has been working with China's Yunnan Environmental Protection Department (YEPD) since 2006 to pilot biodiversity conservation initiatives in the province.

Most of the focus has been on Xishuangbanna prefecture, but also with some pilot activities in Deqin in the mountainous far north. CEP has also supported environmental performance assessments in both the province and Xishuangbanna. The series of briefs below, produced by YEPD, provide an overview of CEP Phase II work in Yunnan from 2012-2016, including land use planning, biodiversity conservation collaboration between Yunnan and Lao PDR in border areas, forest restoration guidelines, integrated conservation and livelihood pilot work and more.

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CEP and China to Scale up Transboundary Biodiversity Landscape Cooperation

19th March 2014

New biodiversity corridors and increased transboundary cooperation activities in PRC under the GMS Core Environment Program (CEP) kicked off last week following inception workshops in Kunming and Nanning.

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Xishuangbanna BCI Pilot Site, Yunnan, PR China (2007 onwards)

11th May 2012

The Xishuangbanna biodiversity conservation corridors pilot site is located in southern Yunnan and stretches down to the border with Lao PDR. Of the eight corridors identified, CEP has focused activities in two (Nabanhe to Mangao and Mengla to Shangyong), the latter of which includes a transboundary nature reserve that is home to a wild elephant population.

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