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C208, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, P. R. China
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Dr. Yan Xie is Associate Research Professor in the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Vice Chair for China and Steering Committee Member of Species Survival Commission (SSC/IUCN). She established China Species Specialist Group of SSC (CSSG/SSC) in 2022. During 2000-2009, she led the significant initiative for developing China Species Red List where evaluated over 10,000 species; during 2005-2012, as the China Country Program Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), she promoted conservation on Amur tiger, Tibetan antelope, Chinese alligator conservation and wildlife trade control; during 2004-2013, her effort on promoting a comprehensive Protected Area Law of China has big impact to current protected area system reform in China; in 2013, she raised Protected Area Friendly Concept and has been promoting practices; since 2017, she actively involved in National Eco-Security System (NESS) Initiative to promote wider society to participate and support conservation; Since 2020, she conduct research on establishing national parks in China, including management mechanism, establishing conservation stations, needs assessment on staff and funding, solution to address conflict of plantations to conservation.

Research Interests:

Actively promote scientists from all over the world to participate in and support the NESS Initiative. As the Chair of the SSC China Species Specialist Group, actively promote Chinese species experts to carry out species research and conservation, promote the national Red List assessment, and support the Red List work at the global level. Participate in the conservation and community development research of national parks and protected area systems, and promote international cooperation among protected area management agencies.

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Selected Publications:

China Species Red List (a series with 4 Volumes, 2004, 2005, 2009)

Biodiversity Atlas of China (2009)

A Guide to the Mammals of China (2008 English, 2009 Chinese)

Protected Areas of China (2005)

Alien Invasive Species in China (2002)

Bioinvasion and China’s Ecological Security (2008)

On the Way – Luneng’s Road of Ecological Priority – Green Development (2017).