GMS Forest and Biodiversity Regional Support Project (2014-2016)

With support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the GMS Core Environment Program is strengthening regional collaboration to manage key transboundary biodiversity landscapes in the GMS.

Currently focusing on the Sino Viet Nam Karst and Mekong Headwaters landscapes and complementing CEP’s on-the-ground livelihoods and conservation support in biodiversity corridors, the project has the following objectives:

  • Strengthen international cooperation mechanisms for transboundary conservation.
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange through regional platforms and forums.
  • Develop spatial conservation plans and strategies for transboundary landscapes
  • Address climate change impacts in the landscapes through ecosystem-based adaptation

So far, the project has funded regional knowledge exchange forums, raised awareness about Ecosystem-based approaches to address climate change challenges in landscapes, supported the development of bilateral collaboration Memoranda of Understanding for transboundary landscapes. It has also supported socioeconomic and biodiversity assessments that will feed into the development of management strategies for the two landscapes, which will be the major priority activity for 2016.


Publish Date: 7th December 2015

Last Updated: 5th June 2016


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Guangxi Project Brief - Biodiversity Landscape and Livelihood

2nd March 2018
Publication

The GMS Core Environment Program (CEP) has been working with China's Guangxi Environmental Protection Department (GEPD) since 2006 to pilot biodiversity conservation initiatives in the Sino-Viet Nam Transboundary Biodiversity Landscape (TBL).

With its unique and vast karst formations, spread out across more than 40% of its land surface, the biodiversity conservation corridor pilot sites are located in southwest Guangxi stretching down to the borders of Viet Nam. CEP has supported the two environment agencies of Cao Bang and Guangxi provinces achieve significant restoration and conservation of the limestone forest and biodiversity in the region as well as the ecological integrity of gibbon habitats.

The brief entitled “Guangxi’s Biodiversity Landscape & Livelihood Project” entails the origin of the project, and milestones of the biodiversity landscape and corridor management, including key community-based conservation practices that improve ecosystem integrity and the living condition of surrounding communities, provincial support unit, strengthened transboundary cooperation on biodiversity conservation, and project outlook.      

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Profile: Manxing Eco‑Village, Yunnan

2nd March 2018
News

It is late morning on a hot September day as our car winds around the edge of a valley and enters Manxing village. The narrow streets look paved in gold, but the illusion is dispelled as we soon see they are carpeted in maize kernels, there to dry on the warm concrete.

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