Reviving Lakes and Wetlands in the People's Republic of China, Volume 3: Best Practices and Prospects for the Sanjiang Plain Wetlands

Publication | May 2016

The Sanjiang Plain in Heilongjiang Province is one of the People’s Republic of China’s richest areas in flora and fauna. However, the wetlands have shrunk to a fifth of their original size in the last 5 decades.

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The Sanjiang Plain wetlands are among the most important wetlands in the People’s Republic of China with unique habitats, species, and ecology. There is a considerable body of literature devoted to various aspects of the Sanjiang Plain wetlands including their ecological values. Building on lessons from the Sanjiang Plain Wetlands Protection Project supported by ADB and the Global Environment Facility—and based on a comprehensive literature review and discussions with experts who have been directly involved in wetland conservation efforts—this publication synthesizes current knowledge on the Sanjiang Plain wetlands, best practices, and options for achieving sustainable wetland management.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Background and Importance of the Sanjiang Plain Wetlands
  • Situation Analysis: Threats to the Wetland Ecosystem
  • Lessons from the Sanjiang Plain
  • Recommendations: The Way Forward
  • Conclusions
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Climate resilience and environmental sustainability
  • Environment
  • Natural resources conservation
  • Environmental policy and legislation
  • Water
  • Water Resource Management
  • China, People's Republic of
  • 158
  • 8.5 x 11
  • RPT168005
  • 978-92-9257-344-7 (print)
  • 978-92-9257-345-4 (electronic)

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