Keyword: Endangered Animal

Tourists fined for chasing Tibetan antelopes in car

Tourists fined for chasing Tibetan antelopes in car

A few days ago, on October 6th, an internet user posted photos on Weibo showing two off-road vehicles chasing down a herd of Tibetan antelopes in the Gobi Desert. The accompanying post claimed that some of the animals had been killed or wounded. On October 8th the forestry department of the Tibetan Autonomous Region released the results of their investigation into this incident, and disclosed that each of the seven tourists involved had been fined 15,000 RMB, for a total of 105,000 RMB in fines. According to the investigation the group of selfish tourists entered a restricted area of the Siling Co national nature reserve, in order to take photos of …read more

Chinese environmental NGOs write open letter to WWF

Chinese environmental NGOs write open letter to WWF

Editor’s Note: This is CDB’s translation of an open letter that was jointly signed by a number of Chinese environmental protection organizations, and addressed to the leaders of the World Wildlife Fund’s China office. The letter is critical of the recently announced cooperation project between WWF and Jingdong, one of China’s largest E-commerce companies, in view of the company’s trade in endangered fish.   Dear Executive Director of WWF in China Mr. Wang Shi and Secretary General Mr. Lu Sicheng,   We belong to several domestic environmental protection organizations. On June 8th, we observed that the Jingdong Group had formed a strategic partnership with WWF — together the two parties …read more

Public meeting marks International Snow Leopard Day in Beijing

Public meeting marks International Snow Leopard Day in Beijing

An organization known as the “Snow Leopard Guardians” organized a public meeting in Beijing’s 798 Art District to mark International Snow Leopard Day on October 23rd. Experts on snow leopard research and protection, staff from foundations and social organizations and even a few artists working on installations related to the snow leopard attended and discussed creative ways to protect snow leopards from extinction. The activity helped the audience learn more about the snow leopard and become more aware of the significance of environmental conservation. A charity bazaar was also held at the scene, in which a great number of works of art, books and paintings of snow leopards were on …read more