20 Years of Biodiversity Conservation – Institutional partnership between Metsähallitus of Finland and Forestry Department of Hunan Province, People´s Republic of China
The Finnish-Hunanese nature conservation and forestry cooperation is a long-term institutional partnership. Both Parties, the Forestry Department of Hunan Province (FDH) and Parks & Wildlife Finland, have benefited from the cooperation.
Since the signing of the cooperation agreement in 1995, almost all the original aims have been reached, with concrete and sustainable results. The results were very good in building the capacity of biodiversity conservation and parks management, with successful spin-offs in science, while the results in business remained modest.