Peace & Joy Village Semi-natural Restoration Pilot Project



    Peace & Joy Village, Xiangming Yi Township, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, is located in the Mangzhi Tea Mountain, one of the six ancient tea mountains of Pu'er tea. The area was an important source of tribute tea during the Qing Dynasty and is also a suitable habitat for the endangered national-level protected animal, the loris.





    In July 2023, Good to Nature once again set up a project with the Restoration Ecology Research Group of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences in the hope of promoting the best practices of tea plantation cultivation and biodiversity conservation, as well as connecting fragmented habitats and constructing ecological corridors that allow for the free migration of animals. At the same time, through the establishment of a benefit-for-all platform, the project introduces resources from all sectors of the society to help in the development of the Peace & Joy Village and to ensure that the sustainability of ecosystem restoration and protection.

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    Good to Nature’s Solution


    Good to Nature is dedicated to exploring effective pathways for Social Sectors to recognize, understand, and participate in solving natural-related issues. We have proposed an effective closed-loop model of "scientific restoration and protection - sustainable support from local communities - active participation of Social Sectors." This model has achieved a certain degree of success in our pilot projects for rainforest restoration in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan.

  • 科学生态恢复 

    Scientific Ecosystem Restoration

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    Location Schematic of the planned ecological corridors in Xishuangbanna


    Building ecological corridors helps to connect fragmented habitats and allow animals to migrate freely. Many primates in Yunnan are endangered due to habitat fragmentation. The red part of the map belongs to farmers' land. Restoring ecological corridors at the expense of local people's economic interests is unsustainable and has led to a lack of progress in planning for nearly a decade. Solutions need to be found to make local people more willing to use their land to join in corridor restoration.



    Mr. CHAI Zhonghong, owner of the tea plantation in Peace & Joy Village (recommended by Yang Cheng, former instructor of Menglun Middle School's Rainforest Restoration Club), volunteered 2,000 mu of land (200 mu for pilot project this time) for Good to Nature to carry out ecological restoration free of charge.

    * 中国土地所有权分为国家土地所有权和集体土地所有权,农户有承包经营权

    * In China, land ownership is divided into state-owned land and collective-owned land, while farmers have contracted management rights.



    Scientific Restoration Goals



    The balance point between biodiversity and tea quality/yield: To find a scientifically managed tea planting model, enhancing both tea yield and quality, while striking a balance in ecosystem restoration.


    Soil-water-air monitoring: To find the optimal balance point between tea planting and biodiversity conservation, and establish appropriate standards for biodiversity-friendly tea garden management.

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    Experiment 1: Select three habitats (monoculture, 50% primary forest and 90% primary forest) for sample collection and data analysis to reveal the correlation between tea quality and ecological environment

    Experiment 2: Small-scale transplantation of tea trees from monoculture plots into primary forests, and planting of top species inherent in monoculture plots in monsoon evergreen broadleaf forests. Further validation of the credibility of the results of Experiment 1 to establish that tea quality and yield can vary as a result of habitat modification

    Experiment 3: Analyse the extraction and determination of nutrients and content of catechins and amino acids in tea leaves of different ages. Investigate the specific quantitative relationship between the age of tea trees and the quality of the tea leaves they produce



    Current conclusions

    2023年:建立符合国际标准的样地(共计24块样方),对每个样地进行了标准样地深度为 1 米的土质测量,并采集了新鲜茶叶、收集了当地微气候的参数

    2023: Sample plots (24 plots in total) were established in accordance with international standards. Soil quality was measured at a standard sample depth of 1 metre for each plot. Fresh tea leaves were collected. Parameters of the local microclimate were collected. 


    2024: The data obtained were generally in line with the initial hypothesis, showing the best combined performance in terms of soil physico-chemical properties and tea quality of tea plantations in a moderately disturbed tropical montane broadleaf evergreen forest habitat.

  • 当地居民生活变好实践

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    为了恢复懒猴廊道,自然向善提出了 20/80 生态恢复乡村振兴计划,以参与村民20%的土地进行科学恢复,让其80%的地获得比原来更多的经济收入


    In order to restore the loris ecological corridor, the GtN has initiated the 20/80 Ecosystem Restoration Rural Development Plan, which expects to scientifically restore 20% of the land owned by participating villagers, empowering them to earn more economic income from the remaining 80% of their land. Through the 20/80 method, an effective "benefit-for-all platform" is established to leverage resources from various sectors of society to support the development of the Peace & Joy Village, encouraging more local residents to participate.


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    Establish eco-tea orchids and factories, Create an Eco-Tea Brand

    生态旅业 “酒店+”,建立生态旅游民宿/酒店

    Eco-tourism "hotel+”, Establish ecotourism homestays/hotels

    “教育、科普+旅游”产业融合 生态恢复研学营

    Integration of "education, citizen science, and tourism" industries Ecosystem Restoration Field Trip

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    “生态、农业+旅游”产业融合 生态旅游路线开发

    Integration of ecological, agricultural, and tourism industries, Development of ecotourism routes

    “文化、艺术+旅游”产业融合 大地艺术节

    Integration of "culture, art, and tourism" industries, Earth Art Festival

    自然向善雨林恢复乡村振兴 纪录片跟踪拍摄

    Good to Nature Rainforest Restoration and Rural Development, Documentary Tracking and Shooting