International context

The reserves in the Yunnan in China are covered by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) that has identified 34 zones as being key sites for world biodiversity. These ‘hotspots’ are sited in only a few regions and justify substantial facilities for conservation and use.

A project in the Yunnan matches the general approach of the GSCP:
‘The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation is a programme of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

In 2010, the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, by Decision X/17, adopted the Updated Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011-2020. The Strategy’s vision is to halt the continuing loss of plant diversity and to secure a positive, sustainable future where human activities support the diversity of plant life (including the endurance of plant genetic diversity, survival of plant species and communities and their associated habitats and ecological associations), and where in turn the diversity of plants support[s] and improve[s] our livelihoods and well-being.’