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Secretary General of CWCA appears on CRI Talk
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Secretary General of CWCA appears on CRI Talk


Elephants are the biggest terrestrial mammals on earth, while there is no other animal except human being can be a threat to them.


However, in recent years, the illegal trade of ivory became more rampant than ever before, which in turn drew much attention of the society to the living conditions of wild elephants.


So, what kinds of strategies have been taken by countries over the world and international conservation organizations to protect elephants? What did China do to deal with the illegal trade of ivory?


In this issue of CRI Talk, we are honored to have two guests with us. They are Mr. Zang Chunlin, Secretary General of CWCA, and expert of TRAFFIC, associate professor of Beijing Normal University, Mr. Shi Jianbin.

Take picture with the hostess, with Mr. Zang in the middle and Mr. Shi on the left.

Talk with hostess Guo Dan.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international convention calling on the parties to put restrictions on trade of certain kinds of animals by keeping a record of the transaction. It is restriction rather than prohibition that the Convention emphasizes on. By classifying the species into different categories and limiting the number of trading license, the Convention aims at realizing sustainable use of the wild animals.

Since signing the Convention in April, 1981, China has worked with other members of CITES and spared no efforts in protecting its wild resources from international transactions by restraining the trade of endangered species.

TRAFFIC is an international institution famous for its researches of wild fauna and flora. Being a partner of CITES secretariat, TRAFFIC has assisted many countries and districts in fulfilling their obligations under the Convention. It has also monitored the trade of endangered species in case the transactions would threaten the living of wild species.