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May 25, 2018

MARK THE DATE: Africa-China Wildlife Conservation Conference at Wits, 7 June 2018

Africa-China Wildlife Conservation Conference
7 June 2018, 14:00-18:00
Wits Senate Room, Second Floor, Solomon Mahlangu Building
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

On 7 June 2018 the Africa-China Reporting Project and partners Global Max Media Group, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, Nature Guardian Wildlife Conservation Centre and China House have the honour to welcome H.E. Lin Songtian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of South Africa, to convene with wildlife conservation leaders and Chinese community leaders for the Africa-China Wildlife Conservation Conference at Wits University. Wildlife conservation leaders, social advocates and media professionals are all warmly invited to attend.

This event will focus on wildlife conservation and environmental preservation, aiming to build a platform for deeper dialogue and intervention between Chinese communities in Africa and wildlife conservation organisations.

With cooperation we can work together to resolve issues of habitat loss, human-wildlife conflicts, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade and help draw greater contributions to wildlife conservation in Africa. The conference will provide opportunities for the donation of supplements and materials for wildlife parks/conservancies across South Africa, and will address an urgent need for those in the conservation field who want to express their concerns or good intentions to reach out to Chinese communities.

The conference will address the following issues:

  • What kind of animals and plants need to be protected in Africa? What are the biggest problems in the field of wildlife conservation in Africa?
  • What can the Chinese communities do to improve wildlife conservation in Africa through Africa-China cooperation?

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