Trans-Pacific Alliance Draws Up Ecology Plan

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Science  31 May 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5266, pp. 1260
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5266.1260


Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, Russia—Last month, a group of American, Chinese, and Russian environmental scientists finished a draft report that lays out an unprecedented plan for balancing economic development with the preservation of key ecosystems in the biologically rich Ussuri-Wusuli river watershed that spans the border between China and Russia. The report, which designates areas for development, preservation and monitoring, and ecosystem restoration, is the fruit of a 2-year trilateral collaboration involving 150 scientists—the largest joint study since much of Russia's Far East was opened to foreigners in 1990.