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XIE, Yan
+86-10-64807291  /  +86-10-64807291
C206, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, P. R. China

Yan Xie is now the China Country Program Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) , Secretary General, International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS), and an Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
She leads the WCS China Programme working in Qiangtang and Pamir in western China, Amur tiger habitat in north-east China, and a long-term programme on controlling wildlife trade. She served as coordinator of biodiversity studies under the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, a high level governmental advisory body, for over 10 years, where she made a great contribution to the country’s conservation policy. She is dedicated to provide biodiversity information for better conservation decision making — the Conserving China's Biodiversity website and the China Species Information Service (CSIS) have become the most important biodiversity information hubs in China. Yan also led the evaluation of more than 10,000 species for the China Red List. She is a prolific writer with many important conservation books under her belt including A Guide to the Mammals of China published in 2008 and Biodiversity Atlas of China in 2009.

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Has long term research programs on species information system, Amur tiger, Tibetan antelope, brown bear, snow leopard, Chinese alligator and reducing wildlife consumption.

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).