State Council Information Office Holds Press Conference on Wildlife Conservation

May 22, 2013
Editor: Liu Yunting

China's State Forestry Administration says China has made remarkable progress in wildlife protection. Deputy Administrator of the State Forestry Administration, Yin Hong made the comment at a press conference in Beijing.

Yin Hong (C), deputy director of the State Forestry Administration, attends a press conference on the wildlife conservation in China held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2013. [Xinhua]

Yin Hong (C), deputy director of the State Forestry Administration, attends a press conference on the wildlife conservation in China held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2013. [Xinhua]



She said efforts have been made to pool and coordinate efforts to strengthen wildlife protection and management. Over 2,000 natural reserves have been built, covering 13-percent of China's over 9 million square kilometres of territory. Efforts have also been made to raise public awareness. Checks on restaurants, bird markets and traditional medicine stores were intensified, where wild animals are widely used.

Yin also said that China has actively cooperated with other countries in a bid to cut down on wildlife abuse.

Yin Hong, deputy director of the State Forestry Administration, speaks at a press conference on the wildlife conservation in China held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2013. [Xinhua]

Yin Hong, deputy director of the State Forestry Administration, speaks at a press conference on the wildlife conservation in China held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2013. [Xinhua]



She said, "Early this year, China together with 22 other countries cooperated to crack down on illegal trading of wildlife. A large number of wild animals, plants and related products were seized. Over 6.5 tons of ivory was seized. 10 tiger hides and 7 leopard hides were seized too. Over 100 suspects were arrested. China has played a positive role in promoting global wildlife conservation."

Yan Xun, chief engineer of the Department of the Wildlife Conservation and Nature Reserve Management under the State Forestry Administration, answers questions during a press conference on the wildlife conservation in China held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2013. [Xinhua]

Yan Xun, chief engineer of the Department of the Wildlife Conservation and Nature Reserve Management under the State Forestry Administration, answers questions during a press conference on the wildlife conservation in China held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2013. [Xinhua]

(Source: CNTV)

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