Categories China, Council, People

Dr. Yingyi Zhang

Regional representative for East and North Asia

Based in China. Yingyi has been Programme Director for Flora and Fauna International in China and has been an Honorary member of the Consortium for several years.  Her background and interests bridges ecology, biology (she has a Doctorate in conservation biology) and social sciences, and she is a keen advocate of community engagement in conservation.  As a founding member and active participant of the Working Group on ICCAs in China, Yingyi has been promoting, supporting and writing about community conserved areas in China.  She is a co-founder of Guangxi Biodiversity Research and Conservation Association (BRC — a Member of Consortium) and a provincial learning network called Guangxi CCA Consortium.  She recently established the Zhilan Foundation, which will offer small grants to support ICCAs in China.