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Biodiversity and its fragility in Yunnan, China

Research paper by Ying-shan Pu, Zhi-yi Zhang, Li-na Pu, Chao-mao Hui

Indexed on: 01 Mar '07Published on: 01 Mar '07Published in: Journal of Forestry Research



Abstract

In Yunnan, 8 major aspects of biodiversity and fragility in landforms, ecosystems, distribution populations, alien invasion, segregation, pollution and maladministration with various menace factors causing biodiversity loss have been described. It is revealed that the facts that the biodiversity and fragility coexists in this paper. Accordingly, 6 major countermeasures for effective conservation and rational utilization of the provincial biodiversity were suggested on the basis of the scientific development concepts, principles of nature protection, conservation biology, resource management and ethnobotany and present status in Yunnan with rich intangible resources such as climatic, ethnical and cultural diversity, etc.