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CHINESE ENDANGERED SPECIES AT THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION: A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE CURRENT LAW AND POLICY IN CHINA

Charu Sharma


11 Animal L. 215 (2005)
Publish Date:
2005
Place of Publication: Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School
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CHINESE ENDANGERED SPECIES AT THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION: A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE CURRENT LAW AND POLICY IN CHINA

The People’s Republic of China harbors a vast number of plant and animal species, but those species have long been threatened by a thriving illegal trade. China became a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in 1981 and has since passed a number of wildlife protection laws and regulations in an effort to curb the illegal trade and begin revitalizing some of its nearly-extinct animal populations. This article critically examines China’s legislation and judicial decisions, concluding that much work remains to be done to protect endangered species in China. (pdf file - 187.67 KB)

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