The 12th China-Lao Transboundary Annual Meeting was held in Jinghong, capital city of Xishuangbanna, on May 23-24. Representatives of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) reported its contribution to transboundary biodiversity conservation and ongoing investigation of biodiversity in Lao.
Mr. Li Hongwei, CPC secretary and deputy director of XTBG, introduced the efforts XTBG have been made to conserve China-Laotian biodiversity. In 2017, XTBG has signed MoU with Biotechnology and Ecology Institute (BEI) of Lao PDR, further promoting scientific collaborations in biodiversity conservation and ecology between China and Lao PDR.
Dr. Song Liang of XTBG introduced the large-scale biodiversity investigation in northern Lao from March to April. He also reported future work plans in cooperation with Laotian counterparts in 2018.
At the annual meeting, participants from China and Lao discussed future work in the joint protected areas. China donated equipment like computers, printers, and cameras to their Laotian counterparts.
After 12 years collaboration and practice, the cross border biodiversity conservation has been strengthened, and the capacity of nature reserve staff on management of conservation has been improved, and the conservation awareness of villagers have been improved.
Mr. Li Hongwei introduces XTBG's efforts to conserve China-Lao boundary biodiversity
Dr. Song Liang introduces progress of biodiversity investigation in Lao
The 12th China-Lao Transboundary Annual Meeting
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
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