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GMS Cooperation on Transboundary Biodiversity Conservation

Border areas have historically been a source of conflict and strife in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Nowadays, with over 20 years of continuing peace and growing prosperity, border areas are focus points for countries in the subregion to work together. To this end, governments and their development partners are working hard to better connect the GMS through transport infrastructure, customs procedures, and border management.

Biodiversity conservation collaboration is also focused on border areas. Most of the GMS’s pristine forests and its richest biodiversity is found in mountainous, isolated areas that straddle the subregion’s countries. South–South cooperation on biodiversity conservation has significantly increased in recent years with the support of CEP and other partners, including Flora and Fauna International and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

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Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • SDG14 Life Below Water
  • SDG15 Life on Land
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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GMS Environment Operations Center The offices at Central World, 23rd Fl., 999/9 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand



Author (corporate) Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program
Publication date 2018
Keywords greater mekong subregion
Date uploaded May 16, 2018, 04:04 (UTC)
Date modified May 16, 2018, 06:21 (UTC)