Dear Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good morning! Today, the "Colorful Yunnan" International Forum on Biodiversity Conservation,co-sponsored by the State Environmental Protection Administration of China and the People's Government of Yunnan Province is formally commenced. It's apleasure for me, on behalf of People's Government of Yunnan Province, to extenda warm welcome to all guests present here today.
Yunnan is one of the places enjoying the richest biodiversity. Presently, there are192 nature reserves already set up in Yunnan, the protected area accounts for 8.5% of the total land area, contributing to worldbiodiversity conservation.
In order to achieve sound and sustainable economic development and social progressin Yunnan, the “Initiative to Protect Colorful Yunnan” has been launched andimplemented in an all-round way in the province, for the purpose of promoting aharmonious co-existence for human and nature, and a well-coordinated developmentbetween socio-economy and environment.
The opening of the forum will exert very positive and important influence on promotion of international cooperation, sustainable utilization and conservation on biodiversity. Let's join our hands, admire the nature, protect our environment, promote ourculture, and carry on the history!
At last, on behalf of the People's Government of Yunnan Province, please allow meto extend our sincere appreciation to SEPA and all institutes, organizations,and people from home and abroad who care and support environmental protectionin Yunnan.
I wish today's forum a great success!
I wish all guests good health, successful career and all the best!
Thank you very much!