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  • Yangtze River Basin
    rapid development in China and make significant contributions to the country s overall economic growth Wildlife The Yangtze River Basin supports an abundant array of marine life and offers critical habitat for migratory birds including 95 percent of the wintering Siberian white crane population Its globally significant biodiversity includes more than 400 known bird species 4 500 insect species 214 aquatic plants 378 fish species 145 amphibian species and 166 reptile species Conservation Challenges As demand grows for greener energy and improved flood control dozens of large dams have been built and many more will inevitably be built on the mainstem of the Yangtze River and its tributaries in years to come While providing a major source of electricity dams generally have a negative impact on natural flow regimes and diminish the health of aquatic ecosystems Compounding this situation is the flood control role that dams have traditionally been expected to play Flood control operations exacerbate the change in flow patterns that leads to environmental ecological and social problems downstream including the degradation of important ecosystem services The basin also generally suffers from degraded freshwater ecosystems and limited fish conservation capacity The effectiveness of biodiversity conservation approaches on the Yangtze to date is questionable In addition to reducing the impacts caused by human activities it is also necessary to focus on improving the capacity of existing policies related to protected areas Management Challenges The Yangtze basin requires an integrated river basin management mechanism to effectively balance the needs of hydropower development flood control and environmental conservation Through the Great Rivers Partnership The Nature Conservancy works with the power generation company China Three Gorges Corporation and other institutes on water resources and fisheries The Conservancy completed a feasibility report on a financial mechanism called the Hydropower Sustainability Fund In this report

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/asiapacific/yangtze/pages/default.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Search Results :
    Ribbon Commands Skip to main content Jump to River Basin THE GREAT RIVERS PARTNERSHIP brings together diverse stakeholders and best science to work toward sustainable management and development of the world s most critical river systems No refinements available No results are available Either no query is specified or the query came from advanced search Federated Webparts do not support Advanced Search queries Copyright 2012 The Nature Conservancy Privacy Policy

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  • Where We Work
    development See the list at right and click through to explore each basin You can also learn more about the river selection process by reading the official expansion announcement Download a PDF of the full map here During the GRP s first phase efforts were also focused on the Mississippi Yangtze and Magdalena river basins In addition the GRP was active in Brazil s span of the Paraguay Paraná River

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/About/Pages/WhereWeWork.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Founding Supporters
    systems About Where We Work Founding Supporters Contact Balanced Approach Page Image Page Content Founding Supporters Flickr Creative Commons Flickr Creative Commons Global Strategic Relationships Partners that have provided financial intellectual and other high level strategic support GO TO LIST Glauco Freitas TNC Donors High level funders who supported GRP launch in 2005 and launch of Phase II GO TO LIST Stockholm Int l Water Institute International Steering Committee World

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/About/Pages/OurSupporters.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Contact
    PARTNERSHIP brings together diverse stakeholders and best science to work toward sustainable management and development of the world s most critical river systems About Where We Work Founding Supporters Contact Balanced Approach Contact Page Image Page Content For general inquiries regarding the Great Rivers Partnership please email us at greatrivers tnc org and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate party Thank you for your interest in sustainable management

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/About/Pages/Contact.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • A Balanced Approach
    as a way to meet this challenge While the process explicitly calls for the inclusion of fundamental environmental protection as part of the solution this has not typically been the case in the past GRP partners including the Global Network bring distinct capabilities to help advance IRBM that fully incorporate environmental sustainability As a leader in this effort The Nature Conservancy has strong relationships and diverse partnerships throughout the public and private sectors a 60 year record of delivering pragmatic results on the ground and a global reach Building on these strengths the GRP is well positioned to achieve its mission The GRP promotes three tightly linked strategies to deliver results Support multi stakeholder partnerships at the basin level where key actors come together to define goals commit resources develop opportunities and influence major decisions Accelerate the transfer of lessons and successes across participating basins Scale up the impact of basin programs by engaging in a global network of river management institutions and work to influence major public and private policy and investment decisions Download a PDF of the GRP strategy graphic above Defining IRBM Integrated River Basin Management IRBM is the collaborative process of integrating the conservation management and development of water land and related resources across sectors within a given river basin The purpose is to improve economic and social benefits derived from water resources in an equitable manner while preser v ing and where necessary restoring freshwater ecosystems Adapted from Integrated Water Resources Management Global Water Partnership Technical Advisory Committee Background Papers No 4 2000 Magdalena River Basin Colombia Bridget Besaw Magdalena River Basin Colombia Bridget Besaw TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC TNC Global Network Comprised of leading organizations focused on various elements of river basin management the Network

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/about/pages/balancedapproach.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Where We Work
    development See the list at right and click through to explore each basin You can also learn more about the river selection process by reading the official expansion announcement Download a PDF of the full map here During the GRP s first phase efforts were also focused on the Mississippi Yangtze and Magdalena river basins In addition the GRP was active in Brazil s span of the Paraguay Paraná River

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/About/pages/WhereWeWork.aspx (2016-02-15)
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  • Founding Supporters
    systems About Where We Work Founding Supporters Contact Balanced Approach Page Image Page Content Founding Supporters Flickr Creative Commons Flickr Creative Commons Global Strategic Relationships Partners that have provided financial intellectual and other high level strategic support GO TO LIST Glauco Freitas TNC Donors High level funders who supported GRP launch in 2005 and launch of Phase II GO TO LIST Stockholm Int l Water Institute International Steering Committee World

    Original URL path: http://www.greatriverspartnership.org/en-us/About/pages/OurSupporters.aspx (2016-02-15)
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