China Chips In

ChinAfrica - - Lifestyle -

» In re­cent years, the Chi­nese Gov­ern­ment has beefed up sup­port for wildlife con­ser­va­tion in Africa. » In 2014, China pro­vided $515,000 to launch an ini­tia­tive in Kenya for con­serv­ing wildlife. When Chi­nese Premier Li Ke­qiang vis­ited Africa in 2014, he pledged $10 mil­lion for wildlife preser­va­tion. Li also pro­moted joint re­search to fight de­ser­ti­fi­ca­tion and mod­ern­ize agri­cul­ture. » In July 2015, China sup­plied equip­ment worth $1.7 mil­lion to Botswana for wildlife pro­tec­tion. » The Johannesburg Ac­tion Plan (2016-18) is­sued at the Fo­rum on China-africa Co­op­er­a­tion Sum­mit in 2015 takes co­op­er­a­tion in wildlife pro­tec­tion fur­ther. It says China and Africa will jointly fight il­le­gal trade in wild fauna and flora prod­ucts.

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