Dec 08, 2021 07:45 PM

Protecting China’s Biodiversity Requires Preventative Action, Supreme Court Says

Green peafowl are listed as
Green peafowl are listed as "endangered" in China's Red Book of Endangered Animals. Photo: VCG

China’s top court has warned against misconduct that endangers rare wildlife and the ecological environment, including infrastructure construction, in a bid to strengthen judicial protection for biodiversity.

Citing seven example cases, the Supreme People’s Court noted that the five cases of public interest litigation and two administrative decisions highlighted the importance of taking action before harm occurs.

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