Building a platform for research

Published: 24 July 2020
Last edited: 24 July 2020

The Administration gave priority to the expenses on the conservation of and research on the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, send its technical staff to attend academic conferences and training courses, held the first National Forum on Conservation and Research of the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, hosted academic conferences and workshops including the annual meeting of primate experts, and reinforced the communication with the provincial Department of Science and Technology, the provincial Department of Forestry and the State Ministry of Science and Technology, etc. to get more financial and technical support. Since 2007, a series of research platforms have been established, such as the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation & Research Center of Hubei Province, Shennongjia Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Field Research Base of the State Administration of Forestry, Hubei Provincial Key Lab for Conservation Biology of Golden Snub-nosed Monkey.

Attracted by the research platforms and the promotion by the media, many researchers have swarmed into Shennongjia looking for cooperation in research. The composition and the academic level of the research team as well as its research methods and technology have been significantly improved.

Classifications

Category
Alliance and partnership development
Sustainable financing
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Implementation

Enabling factors

Giving priority to the expenses on the conservation of and research on the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, sending technical staff to attend academic conferences and training courses, holding the first National Forum on Conservation and Research of the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, hosting academic conferences and workshops including the annual meeting of primate experts, and reinforcing the communication with higher authorities to get more financial and technical support.

Lessons learned

To be successful, a research platform has to be attractive, open, sufficiently provided with logistical and financial support, and well-known to the academic community and the general public.