Economic development and conservation of biological and cultural diversity in Yunnan Province, China

Rey C. Stendell, Richard L. Johnson, John P. Mosesso, Xia Zhang

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Chinese and American scientists are co-operating to develop concepts, strategies, agreements, and proposals in support of an economic development and sustainable ecosystems project in Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China. Yunnan's Provincial Government has initiated a major programme to develop and further utilise its biological resources to help improve economic conditions for its citizens. They are co-operating with the US Geological Survey (USGS) on evaluation and management of biological resources so economic development will be compatible with sustainable ecological systems. Scientists from the USGS and co-operating universities will provide expertise on synthesising biological data, conducting a Gap Analysis for the Province, evaluating innovative economic opportunities, and designing an effective education, training, and outreach programme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-345
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironment, Development and Sustainability
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Biodiversity
  • China
  • Cultural diversity
  • Ecological economics
  • Economic development
  • Geographic information systems
  • Yunnan Province

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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