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China Council for Environment and Development
A high-level policy advisory board in the field of environment and development, with seminal Task Force Reports such as Strategy and Policies on Environment and Development in Western China and many other Task Force Reports on current issues as well as annual policy recommendations.

Determinants of grassland dynamics in Tibetan highlands
A collaborative 5-year research project into the causes and consequences of grassland degradation in Qinghai Province, China. Major funding has come from the Dynamics of Coupled of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program of the National Science Foundation, with additional funding from the Trace Foundation, the Bridge Fund, and the Denver Zoological Foundation. This project is headquartered at the University of Montana’s Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, with collaborative investigators at the University of Colorado, Arizona State University, and Qinghai Normal University.

University of Cambridge project, re value of local knowledge



Bilateral Projects


Sponsor/ID CIDA Project, A032100-001
Title Cooperation on the Management of Environmental Sustainability
Implementing agency Canada School of the Public Service
Duration 2004-2009
Contact person Douglas Henderson (Douglas.Henderson Project Director, Canada-China Cooperation on the Management of Environmental Sustainability





CIDA Project, A032518-001

Title Ethnic Minorities Development Rights and Opportunities
Implementing agency Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Duration 2007-2012
Contact person Unknown
 ____________________Sponsor/ID CIDA Policy Options Project (POP) in China, 2006-21
Title Governmental Public Policies Option on Environmental Sustainable Development and Economic and Social Development in the Three-River Source Regions of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Implementing partners Qinghai Development & Reform Commission; Qinghai Economic Research Institute; and Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), Canada
Duration 2006-2009
Contact person Janet Lai (janet.lai Project Team Leader, Second Secretary (Development) at Canadian Embassy in Beijing
 ____________________Sponsor/ID CIDA Policy Options Project (POP) in China, 2008-07
Title Policy Research on Development and Protecting the Rights and Interest of Private Enterprise in Tibetan Areas in Qinghai
Implementing partners China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Qinghai Sub-Council; Policy Study Office of People’s Government of Qinghai Province; Qinghai Ethnic Affairs Commission; Qinghai Industrial & Commercial Administration Bureau; and a Canadian Implementing Partner still to be determined
Duration 2008-
Contact person Janet Lai (janet.lai Project Team Leader, Second Secretary (Development) at Canadian Embassy in Beijing
 ____________________Sponsor Embassy of Norway in Beijing
Title Capacity Building of the Xining EPB on water pollution control management in the Huangshui River Basin, Qinghai Province (WATMAN)
Implementing partners FECO and Xining EPB
Duration 2007-2010
Details list+of+Norwegian+funded+projects.htm
Contact person NIVA, Thorjorn Larssen

International & National NGO Projects

____________________Sponsor EU–China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP) Field Projects
Details More details about ECBP at
Summary Summary of 18 field projects at
Map Map of field project sites at
____________________Sponsor EU–China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP) Field Projects
Title Sustainable Management of Threatened Mountain Peat Lands
Cooperating Agency Wetlands International (
Partners Global Environment Centre, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Gansu Wildlife Administration Bureau, Sichuan Provincial Workstation of Wildlife Resources Survey Conversation and Management, and Xinjiang Altaishan Forestry Bureau
____________________Sponsor EU–China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP) Field Projects
Title Natural Resource Management in Chang Tang Region, Tibet
Cooperating Agency Wildlife Conservation Society (
Partners Tibet Academy of Agriculture and Animal Sciences (, Tibet Forestry Bureau (, World Wide Fund for Nature – Beijing Office (, and Institute of Zoology, CAS (
____________________Sponsor EU–China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP) Field Projects
Title Biodiversity and Strategic Environmental Assessments of Mining and Tourism Developments in Western China
Cooperating Agency Appraisal Center for Environment and Engineering, State Environmental Protection Administration (
Partners Conservation International (, Sichuan Appraisal Center for Environment & Engineering, and Transport Research Laboratory (
____________________Sponsor EU–China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP) Field Projects
Title Biodiversity Planning in Lhasa Municipality, Tibet
Cooperating Agency Lhasa Environmental Protection Bureau
Partners Conservation International (
____________________Sponsor EU–China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP) Field Projects
Title Community-based Conservation in Qinghai and Sichuan
Cooperating Agency Conservation International (
Partners Qinghai Forestry Department (, and Sichuan Wildlife Resources Survey & Conservation Management Station
____________________Sponsor / ID Fauna and Flora International (FFI), BLF project no. ___________
Title Empowering Tibetan herders to manage rangelands and protect their environment
Partners Winrock International, Kham Aid Foundation, Bridge Fund, Plateau Perspectives
Duration 2008-2013
Contact person Catherine Mackenzie (Catherine.Mackenzie Director, Conservation Livelihoods and Governance Programme, Fauna & Flora International
____________________Sponsor IUCN – The World Conservation Union
Title Biodiversity – Medicinal Plants: Sustainable management of medicinal plants in high-biodiversity ecosystems in the upper Yangtze eco-region (Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu)
Details IUCN is working with partners to apply innovative approaches for the protection of medicinal plants in mountains of the Upper Yangtze ecoregion. Running until 2010, this project … is a landscape level partnership using innovative ecosystem management and incentive based approaches to address the degradation of medicinal plant ecosystems and improve livelihoods in the biodiversity-rich mountainous Minshan and Qinling landscapes.
More Details
Contact person Ms. Zhuang Hao (zhuanghao IUCN China Programme Coordinator
____________________Sponsor / ID NORAD / BN Project no. 10654
Title Integrated Development project in Yushu Prefecture: Community Development and Biodiversity Conservation in the Sanjiangyuan Region of the Tibetan Plateau, China
Implementing agency Plateau Perspectives
Partner agencies Management Bureau of the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, and Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology, CAS
Duration 2007-2011
Contact person Dr Marc Foggin (foggin, Plateau Perspectives
____________________Sponsor Plateau Perspectives
Title Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve (SNNR) Suojia Community Co-management & Biodiversity Protection Project
Project partners Management Bureau of the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, SNNR Suojia Field Station, and Plateau Perspectives
Duration 2008-2011
Details Document download at
Background info at
Contact person Dr Marc Foggin (foggin, Plateau Perspectives
____________________Sponsor NSF IRFP grant
Title Neuroendocrine correlates of stress response variation in native and invasive passerines of the Tibetan Plateau
Contact person Jason Davis, PhD (jasdavis University of California at Davis (USA)