Asian Development Bank | CHINA
Safeguarding Yunnan's Biodiversity
The Xishuangbanna Biodiversity Conservation Corridors pilot site is located in southern Yunnan and stretches down to the border of Lao. Of the eight established biodiversity corridors, ADB's Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program (GMS CEP) has focused its activities in two (Nabanhe to Mangao and Mengla to Shangyong), the latter of which includes a transboundary nature reserve that is home to a wild elephant population.
Pilot activities included initiatives under three main areas: poverty reduction, land use planning and management, and ecosystem restoration. These resulted in village development funds, forest regeneration, corridor boundary approval, the establishment of nature reserves and transboundary conservation agreements between China and Lao.
Sustainable Development Goals
UNDB is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Decade of Action.
Goal 15: Life on Land focuses specifically on managing forests sustainably, halting and reversing land and natural habitat degradation, successfully combating desertification and stopping biodiversity loss in an effort to ensure that the benefits of land-based ecosystems, including sustainable livelihoods, will be enjoyed for generations to come.
International development projects provide financial, technical, and organizational support for biodiversity conservation in developing regions.
UNDB supports Goal 15 by promoting and encouraging investment in biodiversity conservation projects.