GMS Transboundary Biodiversity Landscape Management Knowledge Sharing Event
Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China 13 to 15 June 2017
Environment officials from the six GMS countries met in Jinghong, PRC, to share biodiversity conservation experiences and to plan initiatives for increased cooperation in transboundary areas. Since 2006, the GMS Core Environment Program has helped the countries establish biodiversity conservation corridors to link protected areas in key landscapes. During the past few years, increased emphasis has been given to facilitating biodiversity cooperation between countries in border areas of the Mekong Headwaters, Sino Vietnam Karst Landscape, and the Cardamon and Elephant Mountains.
The event was attended by more than 70 officials and included a structured learning visit to biodiversity conservation corridors in Xishuangbanna Prefecture.
The objectives of the event were to:
- Share knowledge, learning experiences, and good practices from implementing transboundary biodiversity landscape and livelihoods programs in the GMS;
- Highlight PRC's best practices in establishing biodiversity conservation corridors and promoting public and private partnerships for the sustainable management of natural capital; and
- Develop joint transboundary biodiversity landscape management strategies and action plans for the Mekong Headwaters, Sino-Vietnam Karst and Eastern Forest Complex-Cardamom Mountains landscapes, including the integration of climate change adaptation considerations.
The event was hosted by the Yunnan Environmental Protection Department with support from PRC's Ministry of Environmental Protection and the GMS Environment Operations Center.
Presentations and other workshop materials can be downloaded below. Proceedings of the event will be made available in the coming weeks.