Community and government involvement for seagrass conservation at the Hepu
With the aim of maintaining the existing biodiversity and environmental condition and utilize the seagrass resources rationally and sustainably, a seagrass demonstration site has been established in Hepu under the funds from UNEP/GEF as well as central and local government of China since July 2005. This is to be accomplished through maintaining the balance between utilization and conservation, based on community and government involvement. For this purpose, the actions being taken in the demonstration site mainly include: (1) Establishing cross sectoral management framework for the sustainable use of the Hepu seagrass site; (2) Sustainability of site management; (3) Conservation of seagrass bed ecosystem as major habitat in the site; (4) Education and training for increased involvement of all stakeholders in preserving the seagrass habitat.
20 May 2010