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1 Economics of in situ Biodiversity Conservation in China: Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve as an Example Chapter 10 in Clement A. Tisdell (1999) BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Principles and Practices with Asian Examples Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA [ISBN: 1 85898 735 0] Background to Chapter 10 Considerable loss of biodiversity has been occurring in China, as in most developing countries, and threats are increasing because of China's rapid rate of economic growth. China is therefore developing and considering plans and policies, with assistance from international organisations such as the World Bank, to improve its wildlife programmes systematically. However, being still a low-income country, China must carefully weigh up the economic benefits and costs of its biodiversity conservation programme and design it to generate as much economic benefit as possible, without compromising its conservation objectives. Such considerations are especially important at the local level, to gain support for conservation measures and maintain or increase local standards of living. This is illustrated by Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve in southwest China. Policy-makers recognise the importance of integrating conservation within this reserve with harmonious economic development in Xishuangbanna Prefecture, and reject the isolated 'island' concept of conservation planning. Such an approach calls for regional integration of economic development and conservation and will make for greater sustainability of conservation programmes. Prospects for sustaining biodiversity in China will be heavily
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  • Summer '20
  • Dr joseph
  • Yunnan, biodiversity conservation, Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, situ Biodiversity Conservation

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