National Consultation for feasibility assessment, Kunming, China


The Kunming Institute of Botany organized the national consultation for feasibility assessment of the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (BSLCDI) on 27 September 2013. 

The consultation to discuss the detailed contents for the feasibility assessment for Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape (BSL) in China was attended by representatives from Department of Forestry of Yunnan, Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), Yunnan Academy of Forestry Sciences (YAFS), Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve (GNNR)-Baoshan Bureau, Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve (GNNR)-Nujiang Bureau. 

The major outcome of the discussions was on delineation of the Landscape for China -- the earlier idea of protected areas of Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve being the component for BSL- China was expanded to include the adjacent areas between the three separate parts of the reserve, so as to form one contiguous delineation of the landscape in China. 

Stakeholders who attended the meeting also agreed to knowledge sharing regarding biodiversity management of the Gaoligongshan while the participants also proposed to seize the opportunities for scientific research and strengthening the existing bilateral collaboration between China and Myanmar. BSL-China shares a long border with Myanmar.

The Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape is one of the seven transboundary landscapes that ICIMOD and its country partners have identified to have tremendous potential for conservation and integrated development through trans-boundary cooperation.