China nature

Articles in ‘China nature’

Golden hair monkey

January 7th, 2011

Biologists dressed as pandas

December 12th, 2010

Giraffes in Imperial China

August 24th, 2009

Asian wildlife news 2

August 21st, 2009

Himalayas threatened

August 10th, 2009

World Bank against tiger farming

July 22nd, 2009 The World Bank says experimenting with tiger farming is too risky and could drive wild tigers further toward extinction. “Extinction is irreversible, so prudence and precaution suggest that the risks of legalized farming are too great a gamble for the world to take,” said World Bank Director Keshav Varma. The tiger trade is prohibited internationally and banned in all countries where it is present, including China which has historically been the largest market for tiger products. But, owners of privately run tiger farms and rich business people in China have been pressuring the Chinese government to permit legal trade in tiger parts inside China by lifting the domestic tiger trade ban, introduced in 1993. WWF

Bird protection in China

July 17th, 2009 Despite the emphasis on rapid economic development in support of improved living standards for its people, China has established more than 2,000 Protected Areas since 1956. But in such a vast country, many sites important to bird conservation are not yet protected. But now the country is protecting more areas (Birdwatch)