Department of Geography
Biodiversity conservation in China: Barriers and future actions
Four barriers impede biodiversity conservation in China. These are 1) the loss, fragmentation and disturbance of wildlife habitats; 2) the invasion of exotic species; 3) over-harvesting and illegal hunting/trade; and 4) environmental pollution and climate change. The pressure of the large population is an additional fact, together with unsustainable socio-economic development, inappropriate management, and a general lack of an environmentally sound attitude towards wildlife in China's society. There is an emphatic need for family planning, moving towards ecologically sustainable development, improving the country's overall biodiversity management systems, and promoting a social awareness of biodiversity conservation. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Chinese biodiversity, Conservation management and resourcing, Cultural attitudes towards biodiversity, Protected areas
Source Publication Title
International Journal of Environmental Studies
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Yu, Xiaojiang. "Biodiversity conservation in China: Barriers and future actions." International Journal of Environmental Studies 67.2 (2010): 117-126.