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China Help Us Halt the Extinction of Iconic Species

The Problem

Increased development and a growing demand for wood products is turning what used to be some of the most species-rich forests in the world to small, unsustainable groups of trees. The forests of China’s Yunnan and Sichuan provinces are home to the endangered Yunnan golden monkey and the iconic panda, and yet these species could disappear with the richness of their forests.

We cannot afford to lose the forests of the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. We risk losing iconic species forever, clean water and productive farmland for millions of people, and a climate regulator for our planet.

One Gift. One Tree. One Planet.

Caring for degraded forests and improving the management of replanted forests are critical to the future of the golden monkey and the panda, as well as other species that share their range. By strategically selecting project sites near to protected areas in these regions, we can expand panda and golden monkey habitat, reconnect their forest home and allow separate groups of animals to rejoin each other.

Plant a Billion’s Progress in China

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The Conservancy is working with the Chinese government to help carry out its commitment to replant 40 million hectares (nearly the size of California) is a way that also benefits natural and human communities.


Use our map to learn more about the people, animals, and trees that depend on the forest for survival.

Help Conserve China’s Forests

Increased development and a growing demand for wood products is turning what used to be some of the most species-rich forests in the world to small, unsustainable fragments of trees. Help us Plant a Billion and ensure these forests remain for people and nature.

Help Conserve Iconic Species

The iconic panda and the Yunnan golden monkey will disappear with the richness of the forest if we cannot care and improve the health of forests in China. By connecting their habitat through the Plant a Billion project, we can ensure they not only survive, but thrive.

Help Stabilize the World’s Climate

Forests are the lungs of the Earth, storing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in a never-ending cycle. All of us will lose a global climate regulator if the forests of the Yunnan and Sichuan are gone.

Support the Communities and People of China

The Plant a Billion projects in China will bring employment opportunities to over one thousand local people in China, will train communities in forest management and will bring benefits to communities in and around the Yunnan and Sichuan regions.