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Monthly Conservation Forum among Chengdu-Kunming College Student Conservation Organizations
Promote the capacity building, information exchange, and cooperation among green student groups by establishing an effective communication mechanism both in Chengdu and Kunming in Southwest China.
Outdoor Preliminary School Environment Education Program—“Happy Nature”
Cultivate conservation awareness and promote environmental education by establishing a sustainable internship mechanism in Chengdu in Southwest China.
Legal Initiative for Resource Management and Livelihood Development for Jisha Village
Empower the local community, whose traditional livelihood and religious practices are heavily embedded in alpine pasture and forest, to prevent unsustainable construction of infrastructure for ecotourism development and increase the participatory management of natural resources in Jisha village, Yunnan province in southwest China.
Establishing Ecotourism Guidelines for Nature Reserves in South Ganzi Prefecture
Conduct a market analysis of tourism in the Ganzi nature reserves in Southwest China in order to reduce the negative impacts of tourism development and increase the contributions to landscape protection and biodiversity conservation.
Voice of Deqin – Dynamics in Environment and Society through Local Peoples' Eyes
Explore the impact of deforestation and tourism on biodiversity and traditional culture through native people’s eyes in the Tibetan area.
Capacity Building for Yunnan Shangri-la County Alpine Botanic Garden
Enhance management capacity of the botanic garden staff, develop management plan and provide training on plant education to staff as well as communities surrounding the botanic garden.
Building Conservation Alliance Through Coordinating CEPF in the Mountains of Southwest China Hotspot
Achieve a broad conservation alliance with active participation from civil society to demonstrate the ability to act together to secure major conservation outcomes.
Make a Difference in 10 Days: International Conference on Nature Reserve's Scientific Exchange and Capacity Building
Build linkages between conservation and science by sending a team of conservation professionals from Wanglang Nature Reserve to a Society of Conservation Biology meeting and to visit conservation institutions and sites in the United States. In addition to capacity building, this project will enable a Chinese nature reserve manager to attend an international conference for the first time.
Promoting Bird Watching in Chengdu City
Promote bird watching and improve public awareness about biodiversity conservation in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Activities include enabling a wide range of community participation in bird watching, organizing weekly bird watching, providing training to enhance the ability and awareness on bird protection, building up a bird watching-related Web site and compiling an electronic guide about Chengdu bird watching.
Capacity Building for Newly Established Nature Reserves in the Mountains of Southwest China
Bring staff from more than 30 newly established nature reserves in Ganzi and Liangshan prefectures of Sichuan Province together for needs assessment and a series of professional trainings to help build their management capacity to conserve these natural assets.
Environmental Education on Wetland Biodiversity Conservation in Northwest Yunnan Province
Raise awareness among local communities about the plight of wetlands. The project includes an evaluation of environmental awareness among local people; development of an outreach program and materials for local communities on wetland conservation; training for local officials and village leaders on wetland protection; and conducting a project evaluation, sharing lessons learned and providing related recommendations.
Training for Green Journalists in Southwest China
Provide training for journalism students who are also conservation activists from Southwest China. This project aims to promote conservation among young/future environmental journalists; provide an opportunity to exchange and communicate experiences and lesson learned in practical work among them; enhance their capacity and knowledge in handling critical environmental issues; build a stronger network to disseminate conservation information and to be able to influence others such as university professors, local conservation groups, communities and government officials.
A Strategy for the Threatened Birds of Asia
Produce a framework for bird conservation in Asia that will be a key document for biodiversity conservation in Asia for the next 10 years. Condense the vast source book Threatened Birds of Asia into a prospectus of about 150 pages and make it available to a large number of users as a book, CD-ROM and via the Internet.