Biodiv Sci ›› 1994, Vol. 02 ›› Issue (Suppl.): 47-54.DOI: 10.17520/biods.1994046

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Wildlife Conservation in China: the Problem of Prioritites


  1. The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Conservation Biology Center at the Kunming Insitute of Zoology
  • Received:1994-06-06 Online:1994-12-20 Published:1994-12-20


Resources for biodiversity conservation in China are limited, so careful planning is needed to make best use of available resources. Establishing priorities for conservation action is complex because local, national and global perspectives can give rise to different prorities. I illustrat this by considering prorities for conservation of wildlife diversity in China's forests. Priorities among different conservation strategies are also an important consideration. Protected areas and captive breeding programs can be considered as two tactics from a range of options which differ in intensity of management, cost and effectiveness.

Key words: alpine sparse vegetation, micro2topography, quantitative classification, species diversity, vegetation survey