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BEIJING, April 1, China Daily -- China will take measures to step up wildlife protection in 2019, Monday's People's Daily reported.

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A herd of milu wander in a field near Poyang Lake in Shangrao, Jiangxi province, on March 9, 2019. [Photo/VCG]

The government will carry out 24 key projects to improve protection including adjusting the lists of key wild animals and plants under state protection, the newspaper quoted a work plan as saying.

The plan was unveiled at the second meeting of the inter-ministerial joint meeting on combating illegal trading of wildlife, a mechanism introduced in November 2016.

Other measures include a special campaign to fight against wildlife trafficking, such as those involving ivory.

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