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Project News: Securing Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Dongting Lake Protected Areas, July 2020 - Issue #6









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    This Newsletter gives an quarterly brief on the FAO-GEF Dongting Lake Project which aims at strengthening the protect efforts in that region. It illustrates major project progress in terms of management and public engagement. Most of the regular project activities has been going steadily, with a few highlights in training and capacity builidng. Other major events communicated in this newsletter includes the protection effort for flagship specie and the perfecting of legal system under the joint effort of FAO and PMO.
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    Dongting Lake Newsletter, July 2019 - Issue #1 2019
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    This newsletter gives an overview of the project progress covering January to June in 2018, which has made good achievements. A series of policies and regulations are being developed including the river chief and lake chief system, Dongting lake national park plan etc. The biodiversity data of Dongting lake has been updated, and the construction of integrated information system has started. The capacity of staff of NRs has been strengthened through various training activities, and management plan of NRs has been developed. Biodiversity conservation has been integrated into different key sectors. The ceremony of "2018 Hunan bird flying" was launched in March with over 300 participants to raise the public awareness on bird protection. And the General Secretary Xi Jinping visited one monitoring site in April and gave praise to the conservation work.
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    Dongting Lake Newsletter October 2019, Issue 2
    Securing biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in protected areas
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    This newsletter provides an overview of the progress of the project from July to December 2018, which achieved good results. A multi-sectoral joint superintendence on the Dongting Lake area was carried out in Hunan Province. The Regulations on the Protection of Dongting Lake Wetland and Administrative Measures for the 4 Nature Reserves have been steadily introduced. The NRs will broaden their horizons and increase their knowledge by going to other well protected and managed areas to study and exchange. The technical experts joining with administration bureau of the NRs and scientific research institutions will strengthen the monitoring capability of the flagship species as well as other wildlife resources. In December of this year, an international symposium named “Dongting Lake Ecological Protection and Green Development” was held in Yueyang, Hunan Province, which more than 120 representatives from around the world attended. The guests shared opinions on and experiences in international lake governance, wetland protection, restoration and management and national park construction, etc.

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