Policy ForumEcology

Protecting China's Biodiversity

Science  23 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5623, pp. 1240-1241
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078868

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Summary

China has recently undertaken a sweeping transfer of power to a younger generation of leaders. Liu et al. address three major issues that need to be considered by the new leaders as they establish their policies for biodiversity conservation: The process of reserve establishment needs evaluation and the administrative system is not effectively coordinated, reserves are insufficiently funded and seriously understaffed, and more attention to local residents is required.