Illegal poaching, environmental pollution, natural calamities, habitat deterioration, and loss……all these together contribute to biodiversity loss. The earth is faced with the sixth Mass Extinction.
Biodiversity is not only a concept about animals and plants but also an important notion concerning the quality of life as well as development. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued the Decision to Comprehensively Prohibit the Illegal Trade of Wild Animals, Break the Bad Habit of Excessive Consumption of Wild Animals, and Effectively Secure the Life and Health of the People this February. The Wild Animal Protection Law will be amended within this year. The lists of national protected wild animal and plant have been in the process of amending and soliciting public opinions……the awareness of wildlife conservation has raised to unprecedented level both from the perspectives of national policy and ordinary people.
The Legal Affairs Working Committee of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) organizes Wildlife Trade and Legal Countermeasure Webinar on July 17 via zoom. Professionals in the fields of species conservation and legal affairs are invited to analyze the challenges of species protection and exchange experience. This event aims to offer the public with a platform for better knowing the current situation of wild species protection and the significance of biodiversity conservation, so as to popularize relevant knowledge, enhance protection awareness, and promote international cooperation.
1. Date & Time: 21:00-23:00 (Beijing Time), July 17
2. Channel: Zoom
John Scanlon, former Secretary-General of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Special Envoy of African Parks, Special Advisor to the Elephant Protection Initiative and Chair of the Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director (Asia) at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Daniel Mira-Salama, Senior Environmental Specialist at World Bank
Erik Solheim, former Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Senior Advisor at World Resources Institute
He Ping, President of International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE), Special Overseas Representative of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
Qin Tianbao, Director and Professor of the Research Institute of Environmental Law at Wuhan University
Wang Kang, Senior Engineer, Director of Science Popularization Center of Beijing Botanical Garden
Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), Executive Member of Club of Rome
Host: Alice Hughes, Deputy Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), Associate Professor and leads the Landscape Ecology Group at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
4. Language: English
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Please register before July 17th. Participants can join the Webinar through the link and send your questions.
6. We sincerely invite delegates of media and organizations to participate in. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for media cooperation.
This Webinar is one of the thematic events of Diverse Planet hosted by CBCGDF. We will organize more colorful activities such as science popularization live broadcast with the participation of experts and celebrities and explore habitats of wildlife to mainstream biodiversity conservation and appeal to the public to respect and conserve the natural environment.
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By / Wang Yanqing
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