Biodiv Sci ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (7): 855-860.DOI: 10.17520/biods.2015275

Special Issue: 全球气候变化下的海洋生物多样性专辑

• Orginal Article • Previous Articles    

Negotiation focus, impacts, and China’s implementation strategies of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Convention on Biological Diversity

Senlu Yin1, Miaozhuang Zheng2, Jing Xu1,*(), Yan Liu2, Wenjing Liu1   

  1. 1 Biodiversity Research Center, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012
    2 Chinese Institute for Marine Affairs, State Oceanic Administration, Beijing 100860
  • Received:2016-05-30 Accepted:2016-06-01 Online:2016-07-20 Published:2016-08-04
  • Contact: Xu Jing


Conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity is an important part in the Conservation on Biological Diversity (CBD). By reviewing the course of negotiation, this paper finds that focal issues include: (1) Actions to address the impacts caused by human activities and global change on marine and costal biodiversity; (2) Tools for the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity resources; and (3) Marine protected areas and Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs). These negotiations may have impacts on marine biodiversity conservation, and the process of establishing a network of global marine protected areas and international marine biodiversity conservation, as well as socioeconomic development in maritime countries. In the future, China should accelerate research on marine related science and technology, become actively involved in the course of negotiations, and publicize achievements in the implementation of the Convention.

Key words: marine biodiversity, marine protected area (MPA), Marine Protected Areas and Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), marine environmental impact assessment