China Chips In
» 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.