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Hainan Institute of National Parks seminar held at HNU

Updated: 2020-01-10

A seminar on Hainan Institute of National Parks was held at Hainan University (HNU) on Jan 6.

Zhang Xinsheng, president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), delivered a report on Hainan's late-developing advantages in a changing world, and its construction of first-class universities with world-class disciplines.

He noted that the relations between humans and nature, development and protection, humans and technology, and emerging countries and traditionally strong countries are at a very significant point in the 21st century. China should stick to the Five-sphere Integrated Plan that promotes economic, political, cultural, social, and ecological progress.

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Zhang Xinsheng, president of the IUCN, speaks at the seminar of Hainan Institute of National Parks on Jan 6.

Marc Hockings, vice president of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, expounded on the international issues and development trends of global protected areas. Marta Subirà, Secretary for Environment and Sustainability for Catalonia, elaborated on the management and planning of protected areas.

Peter Rowe, former dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, detailed his observation of China's development over the past 30 years.

Edgar E. Gutierrez-Espeleta, a professor at the University of Costa Rica, shared his experience in environment protection.

Luo Qingming, president of HNU, said that Hainan Institute of National Parks has a great role in Hainan's environmentally-friendly development, and that HNU will give full support to its works.

Experts and officials of the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park Administration, Hainan Normal University, Hainan Academy of Social Sciences, Hainan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and Hainan Academy of Forestry also attended the seminar.