|China Wildlife Conservation Association|
CWCA was founded in December 1983, in Beijing. It is a nonprofit national organization under the framework of China Science Association. As the largest ecological conservation organization in China, CWCA became one of the nongovernmental organizations of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, IUCN. So far, CWCA has 31 provincial and 622 regional branches through out China with over 200 thousand members. CWCA is a mass organization, founded by enthusiasts who love wildlife and many workers who work on wildlife conservation, scientific research, wildlife breeding and domestication, natural conservation area, and so on. The mission of the CWCA is to promote sustainable development of China's wildlife. And our major objective is to carry out educational and scientific activities, to promote academic communication and cooperation in and abroad, and to conduct the relevant international wildlife conservation projects.
For years, we take educational propaganda as our central work to arouse the public's concern on wildlife. We have held "Bird Loving Week" and "Wildlife Propaganda Month" annually from 1983; we popularize wildlife conservation knowledge to tens of millions of people by means of poster, board, video show and brochure distribution, by holding contest, and organizing bird watching activities.
There still exists a bad habit of eating wildlife in China; this leads to disturbance on ecological balance. At the end of 1999, we lunched a survey on status of eating wildlife. According to the obtained result, we suggested the public not to eat wildlife and set a new dietetic fashion. And we try to call on the cooks to do so. With our encouragement, many cooks try to be the Green Cuisine Ambassador, refusing to cook wildlife anymore. So far, we have successfully collected signature from over 300,000 cooks and the sum is expected to increase to one million by the end of 2008. More and more people are joining in our activities; and it is great helpful to protect the wildlife.
As we all know, young people are the hope of the nation. So we try to make them understand the significance of wildlife conservation. By launching a series of activities for young people to participate, we make the sense of wildlife conservation very popular among the youth.
Depending on the scientific development, by means of strengthen scientific communication, cooperation and research, to save national endangered and rare wildlife is a very important work of CWCA.
We have organized international conference and workshops with various themes, including Crested Ibis Conservation in 1999, Giant Panda Conservation in 2000, ophidian resource conser vation in 2001, ornithology conservation, wetlands conservation and exploitation in 2004, ecological tourism and environment protection, and so on. We successfully sponsored a lot of international conferences and workshops, which propose the suggestion and proclamation and get a strong attention in the public.
Since its foundation, CWCA has been making full use of its advantage as a nongovernmental organization to carry out international cooperation. We have organized exhibition on Chinese rare wildlife such as Giant Panda and Golden Monkeys in United States, Japan, Austria, Thailand, and so on. These exhibition helps to promote international communication and cooperation，as well as to collect fund for establishing nature reserves.
Over last two decades, China Wildlife Conservation Association has established long-term cooperation relation with many nongovernmental wildlife conservation organizations at home and abroad. We have cooperated with WWF AAF Wetlands International and other wildlife conservation organizations in over 50 countries and areas, which have greatly promoted the development of Chinese wildlife conservation course.
To achieve sustainable development of the environment has become an irresistible trend in the worldwide. Wildlife is an important component of natural ecosystem, and it has significant influence on maintaining the balance of ecosystem. China Wildlife Conservation Association will always try to arouse the public's sense of wildlife conservation as its mission and do something for these mute animal friends.
2000 State Forestry Administration awarded CWCA "Liangxi advanced propaganda and organization"
2002 Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Public Affairs, China Association for Science and Technology awarded CWCA "China advanced science and education department"
2003 China Association for Science and Technology awarded CWCA "China advanced Association to prevent SARS disease".
2003 Ministry of Civil Affairs of PRC awarded CWCA "China advanced society to defend SARS".
Address: No.18 Hepingli Dongjie Beijing Post Code:100714
Web Site: www.cwca.org.cn
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