Policy Advocacy


In 2018, we joined the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences in preparing a “Study Report on the Management of Community Protected Areas in Sichuan Province” and were engaged in compiling a “Community Governance Guide for the Privately Protected Area Alliance.” We also optimized the implementation specifications for the management of collectively-owned forests in Lixian County (part of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) and Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve, Gansu Province. Our efforts improved the efficiency of the use of compensation funds (20 million per year) for national collectively owned non-commercial forests, and urged the inclusion of the CSP mechanism in the General Plan for the Establishment of a National Park System.
Backed up by the local government, the Guanba Community Protected Area has become one of the models for the reform of Sichuan’s system. Conservation and development practices in this area have been favorably accepted and has been recommended for a scale-up throughout the province.