As the most biodiverse province in China, the southwestern Yunnan shared its conservation strategy on the international stage.
Yunnan showcased its achievements in conserving Species with Extremely Small Populations (SESP), at a side event of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Canada.
Yunnan introduced the concept of SESP in 2005, as a concept to denote species that were found to be restricted in their geographic distribution and which showed weak population growth.
Ever since then, the province's conservation efforts have helped the population of Asian elephants reach around 360, and that of black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys is now 3,800.
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