US and China commit to wildlife preservation

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Top wildlife conservation officials from China and the U.S. are pledging to intensify efforts to combat the killing and trafficking of endangered species. The commitment was made as part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington.

CCTV’s Daniel Ryntjes filed this report from Washington D.C.

US and China commit to wild life preservation

US and China commit to wild life preservation

Top wildlife conservation officials from China and the U.S. are pledging to intensify efforts to combat the killing and trafficking of endangered species. The commitment was made as part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington.

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Highlights:

  • The conservation group World Wildlife Fund is deeply concerned about the decimation of elephant populations in Tanzania and Mozambique: their tusks, fuel for the ivory trade.
  • The World Wildlife Fund praised China’s recent commitment to put an end to ivory trading.
  • New collaborative efforts between U.S. and China will include intensified enforcement and joint work on ways to enhance enforcement through emerging technologies.