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Improvement of Biodiversity Management in Dongting Lake, China

This project was part of the bilateral environmental agreement between Norway and China.

The objectives was to improve biodiversity conservation in the Dongting lake area through sector integration of biodiversity conservation into economic sectors and developing mechanisms for horizontal cooperation on implementation of the CBD (Convention on Biodiverity) between those sectors and the EPB (Environmental Protection Bureau) in Hunan province, China.

The Directorate for Nature Management was the overall Norwegian counterpart. FNI was subcontracted to ensure scientific and technical quality of the findings and to give relevant advice to the Chinese counterpart.

FNI project leader: Peter Johan Schei

Project period: 2005-2007

 Related focal points of research:

   Biodiversity and genetic resources
   Chinese energy and environmental politics

Project funding:

   Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management

Related document:

   FNI Research on Biological Diversity. Information brochure (PDF, 0.5 Mb)

Media coverage:

   'Zhong Nuo gongtong yantao Dongting hu shenghuo duoyangxing guanli: jiaqiang bumen xiezuo' ('China and Norway Discuss Biodiversity Management of Dongting Lake: Cooperation Between Departments Needs Strengthening '),, 12 March 2007. In Chinese.

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