Netizens help enforce Wildlife Protection Law

Updated 2017-03-31 10:30:41 China Daily

Online exposure of the illegal eating, hunting and trade of wildlife fueled by growing public awareness of wildlife protection is contributing to the enforcement of the Wildlife Protection Law, according to an official of the State Forestry Administration.

Li Tiansong, deputy head of publicity for the administration, said that in the past two years, the administration's account on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service in China, has received a growing number of reports related to alleged criminal behavior, including hunting Chinese black muntjac, eating Chinese pangolin and killing macaques.

“If we receive reports with specific details, we forward the information to our department in charge of wildlife conservation, as well as local forestry and public security bureaus,” Li said. “Netizens have provided information on cases from past and present. Unfortunately, it is difficult to obtain evidence for some of the older cases.”

Sina Weibo user Nitian Xingdao's most recent report concerned the illegal online sales of ivory and rhinoceros products.

“I try my best to double-check details before I report to the State Forestry Administration to ensure my facts are correct and I don't add to the workload of others,” the user said.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58August 21 2017 16:12:23

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16August 21 2017 16:12:23

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18August 21 2017 16:12:23

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords