As well as focusing research efforts at the species-level, the WI is also involved in some exciting projects that either reach multiple species, ecosystems or an even wider conservation level. Some of our work for example has taken a more environmental approach in looking at the potential effects of global climate change and agriculture on riverine wetlands.
2010 – 2013: “Building Capacity for Wild Felid Conservation in China” (BFU-WI & The University of Oxford; Supported by UK Darwin Initiative); Leading to creation of the "China Cat Conservation Monitoring Network in China (CCCM-Network)" (http://www.chinafelid.org).
2011 – 2012: Evaluation on ecological benefits of ‘Stopping Grazing and Restore Grassland Project’ conducted by Ministry of Agriculture of China during last eight years (Supported by: the Ministry of Agriculture, China).
2008 – 2011: Study on ecological functions of riverine wetlands relating to global climate change（Supported by: Forest Commonweal Program of China）
2008 – 2010: River wetlands and global climate change (Supported by: Public forestry sub-project)
2008 – 2010: Suitability of nature reserves for large carnivores (Supported by: National "Eleventh Five-Year" plan)