China Lends a Hand

The China Global Conservation Fund is providing assistance to path-breaking conservation projects around the world.

The China Global Conservation Fund (CGCF) is advancing Conservancy projects in Canada, Myanmar, Peru, the Seychelles, Tanzania and other countries all over the world. Here are a few examples.

With support from the CGCF, the Conservancy will help Myanmar protect its biologically rich species and habitats, addressing development in a way that is sustainable and socially equitable.

On the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania, the CGCF is helping the Conservancy sustain healthy and resilient human and natural communities.

In the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska and in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, the CGCF is helping the Conservancy promote sustainable logging practices and protect vital old-growth forests.

Trees and other vegetation could play a role in cooling and cleaning city air, helping to make cities healthier places to live. The CGCF will help the Conservancy determine how much nature is needed to make a difference.

The CGCF will help the Conservancy preserve biodiversity and protect indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon in areas that are slated for infrastructure development.

In the Seychelles, the CGCF is helping the Conservancy build a resilient Blue Economy by creating the Indian Ocean’s largest marine protected area and the world’s second-largest nationwide ocean conservation plan.

Support from the CGCF is enabling the Conservancy to demonstrate the benefits of fisheries co-management in key community projects in the U.S. Gulf of Maine, Peru’s artisanal fisheries and Papua New Guinea.

In the Solomon Islands, the CGCF is helping the Conservancy use our Development by Design process to help shape the future of mining in the Solomon Islands and contribute to a model of fair, equitable and informed development.

The CGCF is enabling the Conservancy to provide our technical expertise to help Cuba develop a sustainable conservation vision and protect and restore its coral resources.

In Mexico, the CGCF is helping the Conservancy implement Hydropower by Design—a science-based approach that balances energy generation with protection of environmental resources and social values within a river basin.

In Indonesia, the CGCF is advancing Conservancy work around Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

MPAs help protect the resources that marine communities in Indonesia depend on for their livelihoods.

That way, fish stocks and coral reefs in Indonesia can recover and keep on providing for people and nature.

In Brazil and Peru, the CGCF is helping indigenous groups protect the Amazon and species like this Tufted Capuchin.

We've been working with the Oiapoque people since 2001 to demonstrate how biodiversity conservation can work alongside economic, social, and cultural needs.

The CGCF is helping to further work with local communities and university researchers to keep river turtle populations stable.

In Africa, the CGCF is advancing work being done to protect species like the endangered Hirola antelope in Kenya.

Africa and China might lie half a world away from each other, but, through the CGCF, they're pooling expertise and resources to confront the conservation challenges that affect us all.