The New York Times The coronavirus epidemic prompted China to permanently ban trade of wild animals as food, but not for medicinal use. China this week announced a permanent ban on wildlife trade and consumption that international conservationists greeted as a major step, but one with troublesome loopholes for trade in wild animals for medicinal […]

via China’s Ban on Wildlife Trade a Big Step, but Has Loopholes — Natural History Wanderings

The Chinese pangolin, a jungle cat (Felis chaus), the Tibetan red deer, and the Mongolian gazelle all would get greater protection, according to proposed changes to wildlife protection groups the State Forestry and Grassland Administration proposed Aug. 7. The critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper also would get protections… A report by Bloombert: https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/china-floats-first-species-protections-update-in-30-years

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2019 was another excellent year of birding in China’s capital city. As of the end of the year, although there is uncertainty about some historical records, it is now likely that more than 500 species have been recorded in the Municipality, cementing Beijing as one of the best major capital cities in the world for […]

via Rare and Scarce Birds in Beijing 2019 — Birding Beijing 北京观鸟