China: Yunnan, Southern Gaoligongshan, Rapid Biological Inventories Report No. 04
Rapid biological inventories are meant to catalyze effective action for conservation in threatened regions of high biological diversity and uniqueness. The book summarises the result of rapid biological and social inventories carried out by team of scientists in the Southern GaoligongShan of Yunnan in China. The biological inventories do not attempt to produce an exhaustive list of species or higher taxa. Rather, the rapid surveys (1) identify the important biological communities in the site or region of interest and (2) determine whether these communities are of outstanding quality and significance in a regional or global context. During rapid social asset inventories, scientists and local communities collaborate to identify patterns of social organization and opportunities for capacity building.