Relocation activity due to the Three Gorges Project is already completed. However, there are still many construction activities in the area around relocated Badong town. This thesis presents a preliminary study of the ground conditions around Badong, where small shallow landslides due to anthropogenic activity are often observed. We will focus on slope failures in three characteristic ground conditions. First, there are various ancient landslides. Investigation of former sliding surfaces is of great interest to national and international research community. In case of shallow slope failures in these ancient landslides, the properties of the upper mass are of importance. The second characteristic slopes are those on purple mudstone. The rocks on these slopes are highly weathered, so that the rock has been largely disintegrated into soil. The third characteristic slopes are rock slopes on marlstone and limestone. Though often only moderately weathered, the decay rate rises due to exposure after cutting. Weak interlayers of the rock are a special feature of this type of slope. Usually foundations on ancient landslide soil have very low strength. A range of 18 to 28 of the friction angle and a range of 24 kPa to over 30 kPa of cohesion can be assumed. The strength parameters of the purple mudstone vary in a high range, where further investigation is recommended. The weak layer in marl/limestone possesses steeper dip angle than the slope angle, so an applied surcharge load has only minor influence on the slope stability. A simulated cutting of the rock mass with the ensuing weathering on the surface and along the joints shows a remarkable decrease in the slope stability. Furthermore, numerical analysis is carried out with the commercial software Geoslope. Admittedly, such analyses are mainly qualitative as the ground conditions may vary significantly from slope to slope. The tests, carried out for this thesis, agree well with data in literature.