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A ceremony on 28 October 2004 (Beijing, China) marked the launch of the Chinese National Committee for DIVERSITAS (CNC-DIVERSITAS). The CNC-DIVERSITAS is an academic organisation created to coordinate and conduct local activities of DIVERSITAS in China.
According to its Constitution, the CNC-DIVERSITAS is responsible for:

  1. taking part in the activities of DIVERSITAS as the national representatives to promote international cooperation and exchange;
  2. promoting domestic biodiversity research and academic exchange;
  3. providing advice on the management of biological resources and the environment, and on the creation of a sustainable development strategy for decision makers, according to the national plan on biodiversity study;
  4. assessing and reviewing key domestic and international cooperation projects, commissioned by ministries and relative organisations;
  5. disseminating knowledge of biodiversity to enhance the public awareness of biodiversity conservation.

There are two sub-committees within the CNC-DIVERSITAS. The Scientific Committee comprises active and famous scientists, policy makers and managers of national biodiversity programmes. The Advisory Committee includes honoured and noble academicians in biodiversity sciences from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

(click on the picture to enlarge) © Keping Ma

First meeting of the Chinese National Committee for DIVERSITAS, 28 October 2004 (Beijing, China)



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Prof. Ma Keping

Institute of Botany
The Chinese Academy of Sciences
20 Nanxincun, Xiangshsan
Beijing 100093, China

Tel: + 86 10 62591431 Ext 6285
Fax: + 86 10 82591781



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Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Science(BC-CAS)

Chinese Biodiversity Information System(CBIS)

The Biodiversity Working Group (BWG)

China Species Information System (CSIS)

Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Member Lists of CNC-DIVERSITAS:

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Scientific Committee of CNC-DIVERSITAS

Advisory Committee of CNC-DIVERSITAS


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3-5 August 2006 - Changchun, Jilin Province, China
7th National Symposium on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in China: Global Change and Biodiversity Conservation

The event attracted over 245 Chinese scientists as well as scientists from UK, Japan and Spain. The three days symposium was opened by Prof K Ma, Secretary General for CNC-DIVERSITAS, followed with the speeches from all of the 9 co-organizers. Mr. C Yiyu, President of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chair for the CNC-DIVERSITAS noted that biodiversity research should integrate knowledge from biological sciences and geosciences and called for more research on ecosystem diversity with emphasis on baseline research such as national biodiversity survey in China. Presentations on issues ranged from theoretical analysis including biodiversity informatics to conservation practice with emphasis on biodiversity conservation and global change. The Conservation Award for the youth was given to five young Ph.D. and postgraduate students.

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Last updated: 14 September 2006

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