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5NR Best Practice: Achieving China’s Sustainable Development Ambition: Compulsory Conservation Model of Mt Wu Yi Nature Reserve

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5NR Best Practice: Achieving China’s Sustainable Development Ambition: Compulsory Conservation Model of Mt Wu Yi Nature Reserve

According to China’s Fifth National Report (5NR) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), China is on track to achieve its national biodiversity targets, and its international commitments contributing towards the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target (ABT) 11, on protected area system expansion and management. By the end of 2017, China had 2750 nature reserves, covering areas of 1.417 million km sq. and accounting for 14.86 per cent of the country’s land.

This best practice highlights one of the most successful examples of nature reserve management in China - The Fujian Wu Yi Mountain National Natural Reserve (Mount Wu Yi). The Mount Wu Yi Nature Reserve continuously carries out the protection-oriented, community-based, technology-driven and development-aimed ambition of China’s protected area system. Following a compulsory conservation model, the Reserve utilizes 10 per cent of its area for economic development, while keeping 90 per cent of its area for biodiversity conservation. Mount Wu Yi Nature Reserve is a stellar example of sustainable development, and a model for other nature reserves to follow, both within and outside of China. Click here https://goo.gl/ZmnWHZ to read more. 

Do you also have an example from your country on achieving Aichi Targets which you would like to share?  Start a conversation with fellow practitioners in the comments section of this post below or submit a best practice on the NBSAP Forum here http://nbsapforum.net/node/add/best-practice to tell your story.

This best practice is a part of a series of best practices developed under the GEF funded “Support to Eligible Parties to Produce the Sixth National Report (6NR) to the CBD” project. 

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5 October, 2018 - 21:29