Charity Landlife, which founded the National Wildflower Centre, has set up a conservation agreement in Kunming, South West China.
The agreement was first signed in English at the opening ceremony of British Week in Kunming in April, and coincided with Landlife’s trip to China to research and refine selection of Chinese Wildflower species for multiplication.
The Liverpool-China partnership will create a new reciprocal wildflower seed industry and generate creative conservation projects in China.
This will allow a celebration of Chinese biodiversity and enable Chinese wildflowers to be used in ecological restoration to address problems of landscape degradation, and promote Chinese wildflowers as an important cultural asset for city landscaping projects.Landlife senior project manager Richard Scott said: "Landife has pioneered Creative Conservation for 40 years, using innovative techniques to establish new wildflower landscapes for the benefit of wildlife and people.
"This agreement is an important step for us, and it is fitting that Liverpool, with the oldest Chinese community in Europe and a pioneer of ecological restoration, should be focus for this event.
"This is a very exciting beginning for the beginning of a Chinese wildflower seed industry, and shows China¹s commitment to combat environmental degradation."