BEIJING, August 13 -- Tan Guangming, chief leader of National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China met with Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor of Kobe City, Japan in Beijing on August 9, 2018. The bilateral parts exchanged views on the topics of cooperation on giant panda research, wildlife protection, national park development and invasive pest control.

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ITALY, July 16 -- The 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week was held in Italy during 16-20 July 2018.

Themed with Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals – from aspiration to action, the main topic for the Session is centered on the contributions that forests can make to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the Session, The State of the World’s Forests was issued.

Through various sessions Chinese delegation participated in, the delegation mainly conveyed the concept of integrated management of the Landscape, Forest land, Lakes and Grass as a Community of Shared Life in China, reiterated the firm ground of China in response to climate change and implementation of Paris Agreement, restated the promise of increasing China's forest stock by 4.5 billion cubic meters by 2030 compared with 2005, and reaffirmed China’s high attention to implement SDGs and introduced the specific measures.

Members of the delegation from China also attended the Session of Improving governance for reducing deforestation and forest degradation –Collaboration between REDD+and FLEGT initiatives, and introduced the actions and experience of China in combating with climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement.

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SICHUAN, July 26-- Jeremy Peat, Chair of the Board of Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), led a 4-member delegationand visited China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda on July 26, 2018. Both parts exchanged views on the new giant panda pavilion to be established in the west of Edinburgh Zoo, as well as the plan of giant panda breeding in the UK in 2019. 

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AFRICA, July 3 -- Two communication activities on endangered wildlife protection were organized during 20-26 June in the Capitals of Republic de Mozambique and Republic of Zambia, respectively, to actively implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora(CITES).

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CHANGCHUN, July 27 -- The inauguration ceremony of Northeast Ecological Big Data Center was held in Changchun City, Jilin Province on July 27, 2018. Zhang Jianglong, Administrator of National Forestry and Grassland of Administration of China, together with Li Yue, Vice Governor of Jilin Province unveiled the Center.

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