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2010

Community Participatory Conservation and Sustainable Management in Desert Region of Junggar, Xinjiang (China)

Chine

Titre : Community Participatory Conservation and Sustainable Management in Desert Region of Junggar, Xinjiang (China)

Pays : Chine

Numéro projet : CPR/SGP/OP4/Y3/RAF/2010/01

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 2010-2011

Bénéficiaires : Xinjiang Botanical Society

Présentation
The target area, Changji district is located in the northern slope of Tianshan mountain and southern fringe of Junggur Basin, which is an important area of research on biodiversity conservation in desert areas of China. Due to the unique geographical position, there are some complexity and diversity of biota composition in the basin. It reserves some ancient biological component. Furthermore, some endemic species are in existence there.

Problems :
Due to the unreasonable utilization of natural resources and the lack of scientific management, primarily because of overgrazing and disorder land cultivation, the desert ecosystem of this area is severely affected by the unsustainable way of production and operation, the biodiversity is under serious threat, some of the important species have become extinct or the populations sizes reduced sharply, the environmental problems have become increasingly prominent.Particularly since nearly half a century, due to the over-exploitation of the biological resources, hunting and the disturbances of major projects, the important wild biological resources of Junggar Basin Desert was destroyed seriously, some of the species have become extinct or endangered, the biodiversity reduced greatly.

Solutions/ planned activities :
1. Establish a shared data base of biodiversity fundamental information in Junggar Desert ecosystems.
2.Identify the target for the local biodiversity conservation ; by conducting capacity building training, to promote sustainable agricultural/ animal husbandry mode of production which can contribute to biodiversity conservation and land degradation control, to stimulate steady increase in production and incomes and poverty alleviation of the local farmers and herdsmen, to promote the community’s participation in biodiversity conservation and sustainable management.
3. Raise public awareness of different target groups : government officials, farmers and herdsmen, women and the poor by organizing related expedition, seminar and forum.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 49,974.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 13,216.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 40,041.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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