10 Apr '11, 9am

China: celebrating 30 years of conserving & sustainably using biodiversity with intl treaty:

China celebrates 30 years of conserving and sustainably using biodiversity through CITES Rapid economic development in China creates new challenges and opportunities for the conservation and sustainable use of wild animals and plants Beijing, Geneva, 8 April 2011 – From pandas to tigers, China is home to some of the most magnificent wild species and plays a prominent role in the conservation and sustainable use of the planet's biodiversity. Thirty years ago today, China became the 63rd Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It was the first multilateral environmental treaty that the country joined. This important anniversary is being marked by a celebration involving representatives of 31 Chinese Ministries and Departments in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Commenting on the 30th anniversary, Mr John S...

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