A Better World - Volume 4

[ ] vi Allowing nature to recover without human interventions ....... 111 Trevor Thompson, Land Use Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Grenada Solar cookers — achieving sustainable solutions to land degradation ...................................................................... 114 Caitlyn Hughes, Program Director, Solar Cookers International (SCI); Julie Greene, Executive Director, SCI; Alan Bigelow, PhD, Science Director and Main United Nations Representative, SCI Sustainable management of white bamboo — helping the giant panda to return to nature ............................ 118 Liu Yong, Giant Panda Rewilding Training Centre at the Huaying Mountain of Guang’an; Wang Shan, Guang-An City Forestry Bureau; Huang Yongqiang and Li Yingping, Sichuan Forestry S&T Extension Station; Zhang Kebin, Beijing Forestry University, and Central Project Management Office of PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems, Beijing; Song Zengming, Central Project Management Office of PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems, Beijing; Liu Shirong PhD, Corresponding Author, and Technical Director, Central Project Management Office of PRC- GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems, Beijing Restoring and expanding green cover under bamboo for biodiversity conservation and a sustainable resource base in Indian mountain villages ............................................. 121 Pankaj Tewari and Pratap Dhaila, Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), Uttarakhand, India Restoring the most ecologically valuable forest ecosystems in the world . ......................................................... 125 Natasha Ferrari, Communications Officer, Global Restoration Initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI) Towards land degradation control in China ............................ 129 Wang Lili, National Bureau to Combat Desertification, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, China; Ding Rong, Forestry Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China; Zhang Xiangmei, Forestry Bureau of Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao Autonomous prefecture of Guizhou province, China Gully erosion control promotes sustainable management in degraded land ................................................ 133 Li Jianzhu and Ran Dongya, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, and Central Project Management Office of PRC- GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems, Beijing; Kang Hong, Inner Mongolia Forestry Department, and Inner Mongolia Project Management Office, China; Chen Jie, Forestry Monitoring and Planning Institute, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Inner Mongolia Project Management Office, China; Guo Aihe, Horinger Forestry Bureau, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China; Lin Kuocheng and Li Yanhui, Inner Mongolia Project Management Office, China; Song Zengming, Corresponding author, PhD in Ecology, Central Project Technical Coordinator of PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems Sustainable land and ecosystem management approaches and technologies — India’s scenario ................... 136 Takpa Jigmet, IFS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), Government of India; Kohli Priyanka, PhD, Consultant Coordinator, Desertification Cell, MOEFCC, Government of India Land use scenarios for assessing sustainable ecosystem services — a study for an energy-self-sufficient ecovillage in Japan ................................................................... 141 Yoshiki Yamagata, Head of GCP Tsukuba Office, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Yoichiro Fukuda, Researcher of Institute of Environmental Sciences, Hokkaido Research Organization; Nobuhiko Yoshimura, CEO, FiveQuestionZ LLC; Junka Sakamoto, Director, Hokkaido Ecovillage Promotion Project Combatting desertification through participatory natural resource management ................................................. 144 Arjuna Srinidhi, Marcella D’Souza, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) Notes and References . ............................................................. 148

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