As one of 17 mega-biodiversity countries in the world, China harbors nearly 10% of all plant species and 14% of animals on earth. Biodiversity not only helps maintain the productivity of ecosystem, but also supports food security, helps humans adapt to the climate change, and provides important resources for medicine. Important as it is, the rapid social-economic development in China has put its biodiversity under increasing pressures.
What we do?
In line with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, UNDP cooperates with central government ministries including the State Forestry Administration, State Oceanic Administration, Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as local governments in more than 20 provinces to protect China’s biodiversity and ecosystem. By implementing biodiversity and ecosystem conservation projects, providing technical assistance and sharing international experiences for policy mainstream and legal reform, capacity building, public awareness, promote PPP and pilots for the soundness of biodiversity and ecosystems in China.
Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Protected Area System in Anhui Province, China to Conserve Globally Important Biodiversity
For centuries the wetlands of Yangtze Basin have provided nesting, staging and migratory habitat for wildfowl along the East Asia Pacific flyway and for species residing in this area. more
Strengthening Management Effectiveness of Wetland Protected Area (PA) System in Hainan for Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity
Hainan Island has the largest tropical rainforest area, mature mangrove and coral reef resources in China, and is one of the country’s most valuable areas for biodiversity conservation. more
Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the Protected Area Landscape in Altai Mountains and Wetlands
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in China is a significant store of biodiversity with diverse landscapes and a rich ecosystem. Altai Mountains and Wetlands (AMWL) in XUAR is internationally recognized for its extraordinary landscapes, traditional cultures and livelihoods, and unique biodiversity.more