Biodiv Sci ›› 2000, Vol. 08 ›› Issue (2): 227-232.DOI: 10.17520/biods.2000031

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The status of animal and plant resources and the strategies for sustainable development in Gansu

WANG Jing, FENG Zhao-Zhong   

  1. The status of animal and plant resources and the strategies for sustainable development in Gansu
  • Received:1999-01-25 Revised:2000-03-10 Online:2000-05-20 Published:2000-05-20
  • Contact: FENG Zhao-Zhong

Abstract: Gansu Province lies in the interface of Loess plateau , Inner Mongolia plateau and Qingzang plateau in the northwest of China. It has abundant animal andplant resources. An incomplete investigation shows that 924 vertebrate species and subspecies , accounting for 19.01% of 4865 in China , 3867 species of seed plants , accounting for 12.9% of 30000 in China , are distributed in Gansu. Because of environment destruction and over-hunting , plenty of animals and plants have been extinct and many species endangered. Five strategies for sustainable development of animal and plant resources were suggested in this paper : 1) strengthen investigation on resources and research on biodiversity ; 2) improve the ecological consciousness of the people , make special reward and punishment statute and strengthen the education for animal and plant resources protection ; 3) re2 inforce the construction and management of the nature reserves and establish protection funds for all-leveled re2 serves ; 4) utilize soil resources completely according to the condition of Gansn , and 5) protect the habitats of animals and plants.