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Nature Conservation and Flood Control in the Yangtze River Basin

The context in which the project has been formulated is a need to mitigate flood events through rehabilitation and conservation of ecosystem functions, while simultaneously enhancing conservation and sustainable use of biological resources of global importance and strengthening sequestration of greenhouse gases.

The objectives are:

  • (i) to develop methodologies to promote sustainable use of natural resources in areas critical to global environment conservation and flood control, and
  • (ii) to develop methodologies to promote rehabilitation and conservation of ecosystem functions in degraded protected areas where the globally significant environment is at stake.

The project will strengthen capacity of the central and local government bodies to enable them to apply developed methodologies to the region as a whole in a flexible and sustainable manner.


Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River Basin (Yellow Sea)

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General information
GEF ID 1353
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Project Completion)
Start Date 13 Nov 2005
End Date 31 Jul 2010
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Multiple Focal Areas
GEF Allocation to project 3.64M US$
Total Cost of the project: 26.95M US$
YES - See results data (1353)

UN Environment (UNEP)

Project contacts
Lv Hailiang Technical Officer