Biodiv Sci ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (3): 347-352.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2018239

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Re-legalizing China’s ecological conservation redline: The position, dilemma and path

Mo Zhangqin()   

  1. Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310000
  • Received:2018-09-06 Accepted:2018-11-28 Online:2019-03-20 Published:2019-02-01
  • Contact: Mo Zhangqin


The ecological conservation redline centers on protecting the integrity and continuity of the ecosystem and the consistency of ecosystem service functions. Overall, the policy is committed to protecting the country’s ecological security. Re-instating the ecological conservation redline should assist in targeting the restoration of damaged ecosystem, in the context of both natural and social restoration. The ecological conservation redline has characteristics of the vulnerability, sensitivity, complexity and extreme destructibility of ecosystems. It has problems such as the irreplaceable space, high governance costs, and chaotic governance responsibility on the path of establishing legalization of repairing mechanism. According to the base rule of legalization, a core system should be established through clarifying the principle of prevention as the main guide, establishing special funds for repair, and determining the responsibility of repairing the subject as the responsibility guarantee, to achieve the environmental goal of protecting and restoring key ecosystem and developing ecological corridors and biodiversity protection networks.

Key words: ecological restoration, ecological conservation redline, ecological security, precautionary principle