Countdown 2010 China partners making progress

08 May 2009 | News story

China Countdown2010 partners are using the power of science, stories, images and people to help reduce the rate of China’s biodiversity loss. On 28 April 2009, China Countdown2010 partners met in Beijing to share their achievements and activities, seek opportunities to collaborate and to build extra momentum in the lead up to the 2010 milestone year.

The workshop was honored to hear Dr Ma Keping, IUCN Councilor and Director General of the Institute of Botany, describe the priority areas for action in China to achieve the 2010 goals.
Partners then shared their experiences and achievements in biodiversity conservation over the past 18 months.

Partners described an impressive array of projects including: government efforts to develop indicators and track progress towards the 2010 goal; projects for protection of endangered species; the work of NGOs to engage young people in biodiversity conservation; and research being undertaken to improve our knowledge base about China’s biodiversity.

The China hub partners will work together more closely in coming months. In particular, partners can use their collective expertise to actively support government efforts towards the 2010 target of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss in China.

We encourage you to visit www.countdown2010.net/china to learn about C2010 partners in China. You can also contact Ria Pryce, Natural Resources Officer, IUCN China at riapryce@iucn.org.cn for more information.