The Source of Life
Our mission is to advance community-based conservation and environmental improvement.
Future Generations China was founded in 1989 when it created the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve (QNNP) in the Tibetan Himalayas around Mt. Everest, a total size of 36,000 square kilometers. This protected nature area is home to the world’s tallest mountains and immense biodiversity.
Initially focused on conservation projects in Tibet, our programs have since grown to extend the conservation focus to include community-based conservation, community development, and protected area management all over China.
In 2007, Future Generations China became an officially registered NGO in Hong Kong, then gaining officially recognition in Beijing in 2010.
Our programs also include environmental education through initiatives such as the Green Long March and sustainable development projects in rural China.
Launched in 2007 as a joint venture between Future Generations China and Beijing Forestry University, the Green Long March is a youth movement that is building a more sustainable future for China by promoting sustainable development through its vast network of universities and students.
This innovative project gained international recognition when it won the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize in 2014. Through participatory nature conservation and guidance from the pendebas, the people inhabiting QNNP achieved major conservation success while also improving the life and healthcare of their communities.