Blueprint of Coastal Wetland Conservation and Management in China

Starting in February 2014, the Paulson Institute has worked with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to develop the country’s first comprehensive national blueprint on coastal wetlands. The Blueprint assesses wetlands for their scientific and economic value and making policy recommendations for their conservation and management.

As a result of The Blueprint’s publication, the Chinese government has taken significant steps to protect and manage its natural coastline. Efforts include a ban on further coastal land reclamation and the addition of two of the most important coastal wetlands to the list of World Heritage sites. The Paulson Institute continues to work with partners to implement the Blueprint’s recommendations, including training, capacity building, site-based demonstrations, and public awareness.

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