Conservation Education Experience with Local Stakeholders in Tibet area



CEC Steering Committee Member Hanying Li shared Conservation Education Experience with Local Stakeholders in Tibet area, Qinghai Province, China. Hanying was on a project mid-term review and implementation tasks, entrusted by an environmental NGO, which carries out projects in the Three River Sources area.

During Hanying’s stay in Bagan county in July 2017, she delivered a training to 30+ primary teachers and grass-root NGO professionals on how to tackle environmental challenges using Conservation Psychology concept. Trainees will apply what they learned to design environmental education curriculums.

Prior project survey on local conservation challenges shows that plastic waste and water pollution pose great threat to local environment and people. Hence, Hanying helped to facilitate a multi-stakeholders dialogue which was participated by county government, national parks authority, village-based NGOs, Tibetan herdsmen, school teachers, and etc. Agreed recommendations on solution will be implemented by all parties involved in the meeting.

Bagan county is over 4,000 meter in altitude (approx. 13,200 ft) and locates inside of the Three River Sources National Park. The Park covers sources of three very important rivers: Yangtze River, Yellow River, and Mekong River. Conservation in the area is critical for ecosystems in the Tibetan Plateau and the well-being of several hundred million people live along the rivers.

About the Author

Hanying Li is a consultant. 

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