Collaborating for conservation in China

Event Date: 
13 Feb 2018 -
18:00 to 19:45
Member Events

Event: Collaborating for conservation in China

China is a vast, ‘megadiverse’ country that contains over 10% of global mammal species and a wide range of ecosystems, from tropical rainforests to marine and freshwater systems, and the Tibetan Plateau.  However, the country is experiencing overexploitation of resources, loss of natural habitats associated with high human-population density and rapid economic growth.

In recent years, a growing number of UK institutions have become involved with conservation in China and developed collaborative projects with Chinese partners with wide-ranging goals, tools and techniques.  These projects have faced numerous environmental, administrative, logistical, cultural and political challenges, and have achieved varied levels of success.

This event presents a first overview of the range and variety of conservation projects conducted in China by different UK institutions.  From academic organisations to international conservation NGOs, these projects vary from targeted species-specific conservation to a wider ecosystem level of coverage.  Each project has unique outputs and individually they have lessons to impart about effective strategies for international collaboration.  This is an opportunity to find out about the range of conservation projects being delivered in China to protect its unique biodiversity.

This Science and Conservation Event is free to attend and booking is not required.

Venue: Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo.

Underground – Camden Town Station; Nearest bus - no. 274

Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm start.Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

A drinks reception for ZSL Fellows and their guests is held from 5 – 5:50pm.

Dr Samuel Turvey, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, ZSL

Dr Simon Dowell, Science Director, Chester Zoo

Dr Philip Riordan, Head of Conservation Biology, Marwell Zoo

Yifu Wang, University of Cambridge

Dr Nigel Clark, British Trust for Ornithology

John Barker, Head of Programmes - India and China, WWF-UK

Chaired by: John MacKinnon