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Regulations for the Implementation of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Terrestrial Wildlife 1992
Date:2014-12-03    Source:english.agri.gov.cn

(Approved by the State Council on February 12, 1992 and promulgated by the Ministry of Forestry on March 1,1992)
Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1 These Regulations are formulated in accordance with the provisions of the “Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife” (hereinafter referred to as the Law on Protection of Wildlife).
Article 2 The term “terrestrial wildlife” (hereinafter referred to as the wildlife) mentioned in these Regulations refers to the species of terrestrial wildlife which are precious or being endangered and the species which are beneficial or of important economic and scientific research value; whereas the “products of wildlife” refers to any part of wildlife and their derivatives.
Article 3 The competent department of forestry administration under the State Council shall be responsible for the nationwide administration of terrestrial wildlife.
The competent departments of forestry administration under the people's governments of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government shall be responsible for the administration of the terrestrial wildlife in their respective administrative areas. The competent departments of the administration of terrestrial wildlife under the people's governments of the autonomous prefectures, counties and cities shall be designated by the people's governments of the relevant provinces, autonomous regions or municipalities directly under the Central Government.
Article 4 The relevant governmental authorities at or above the county level shall encourage and support to undertake scientific research on wildlife by the relevant research or teaching units.
Article 5 The competent department of wildlife administration shall have the right to supervise and inspect the implementation of the Law on the Protection of Wildlife and these Regulations, whereas all units and individuals inspected shall have the obligation to be prepared for such inspection.

Chapter II Protection of Wildlife
Article 6 Local people's governments at or above the county level shall develop public education for the protection of wildlife, and may fix an appropriate time as the “Month for Protection of Wildlife” or the “Bird-loving Week,” etc, in order to enhance the public consciousness of the protection of wildlife.
Article 7 The competent department of forestry administration under the State Council and the competent departments of forestry administration under the people's governments of the relevant provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government shall regularly carry out surveys of wildlife resources and keep records of them so as to provide the basis for the planning of the protection and development of wildlife resources and the preparation of the list or revised list of wildlife species under special protection by the State or local authorities.
General surveys of the wildlife resources shall be conducted once every ten years, the survey plan shall be approved by the competent department of forestry administration under the State Council or the competent department of forestry administration under the people's government of the relevant province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the Central Government.
Article 8 The competent departments of wildlife administration of the people's governments at or above the county level shall bring coordinate all possible social forces and adopt biological engineering and technical engineering measures to maintain and improve the living environment of wildlife, to protect and develop wildlife resources.
Any damage to the living and breeding areas or the living conditions of wildlife under special protection by the State or local authorities by any unit or individual shall be prohibited.
Article 9 If any injured, sick, hungry, straitened or lost wildlife under special protection by the State or local authorities is found by any unit or individual, same should be promptly reported to the local department of wildlife administration, and the local department of wildlife administration shall take timely measures to rescue. Alternately, such wildlife can be sent to the nearby unit which is capable of rendering rescue thereto. The salvaging unit shall immediately report the case to the competent department of the wildlife administration thereof, and the matter shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the competent department of forestry administration under the State Council.
Article 10 All units or individuals shall have an obligation to take precautionary measures against any danger potential threatening wildlife under special protection by the State or local authorities. If the protection of wildlife under special protection by the State or local authorities causes losses, compensation may be claimed to the department of wildlife administration under the local people's government. If after investigation, it has been proved that the loss has actually happened and the compensation is necessary, such compensation shall be made by the local people's government in accordance with the relevant provisions of the people's government of the relevant province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the Central Government.

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