Integrating Connectivity Conservation Factors Into Legal Frameworks of China

Kun LU


National legislation has been recognized as a valid and effective tool for connectivity conservation worldwide. However, the existing policy and law in China is not sufficient to meet the increasing challenges of connectivity conservation. Only a few regulations focus on fundamental principles rather than any substantive result, these are related to issues including without consideration of connectivity conservation in land-use plans, ambiguity of responsibility and accountability of design entity and management authority, lack of corresponding design criteria and operating guidelines. China needs to strengthen and integrate connectivity conservation factors into legal frameworks, which relate to plan content, the rights and responsibilities of all parties, and the process of environmental impact statement preparation.


Connectivity Conservation; Ecological Corridors; Legal Frameworks

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