New TNC Book! Protecting Land in China

Protecting China’s Biodiversity – A Guide to Land Use, Land Tenure, and Land Protection Tools

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The Conservancy’s China Program has authored a new book, Protecting China’s Biodiversity – A Guide to Land Use, Land Tenure, and Land Protection Tools. This book is the first of its kind, providing a comprehensive yet digestible overview of land use, land tenure and land protection opportunities in China. Funded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the book is a reference guide for anyone with an interest in Chinese land issues and covers the following topics: 

  • The “lay of the land” – an orientation to Chinese biodiversity values and land use practices.
  • Land tenure system – a description of China’s land tenure system.
  • Land protection in practice – a description and analysis of land conservation tools and case studies. 

We hope our research sparks more land protection action in China and beyond. Download the book now.

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Executive Summary


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Table of Contents


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Part 1, Lay of the Land


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Part 2, Land Tenure


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Part 3, Land Protection in Practice, including case studies


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If you have questions or comments, or are interested in receiving a hard copy of the book, please contact lead author, Megan Kram:


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