Why is it so difficult for the CBCGEF to apply for a bit of pangolin feces and scales for scientific research from the Year of Dog to the Year of Pig? Five Requirements was proposed by Hunan Forestry Department
2019/2/28 17:33:00 本站

As early as the end of January, CBCGEF, National Forestry and Grass Administration and nine southern provinces on the meeting of pangolin protection, the CBCGEF proposed that, as the first-level society of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology, it planned to carry out genome sequencing and other related scientific research activities in order to protect pangolin, especially to change the high mortality rate of pangolin after being rescued in China. At that time, the motion was also supported by the National Forestry and Grass Administration, indicating that it should be handled in accordance with the procedure.


Since then, the CBCGEF has applied to the forestry administrative departments of Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Guangxi for corresponding sampling applications, such as pangolin scales, skin epidermis tissue and feces, which are needed by relevant research institutes of pangolin.


Recently, the CBCGEF received relative response from Hunan Forestry Bureau. In the reply, Hunan Forestry Bureau asked the CBCGEF to provide the background materials for the research and protection activities and research institutes of Pangolin (it has been attached to the last application letter), as well as five requirements, including research content, technology route, organization mode, and funding guarantee.


In fact, as early as June 2018, the CBCGEF applied for genome sequencing of 19 pangolins rescued by Hunan Forestry Bureau and suggested that a pangolins wild release seminar should be held as soon as possible. Hunan Forestry Bureau Response should be linked up with China Wildlife Conservation Association.


It's hard to understand why the CBCGEF has so much difficulty in protecting endangered animals compared with pangolins, which are so endangered and in urgent need of protection. That is to say, it is impossible to approve a little living feces or scales of pangolins from the Year of Dog to the Year of Pig?


We should know that the National Wildlife Protection Law has repeatedly explicitly encouraged scientific research activities on protected wildlife. That is to say, carrying out scientific research activities fully conforms to the relevant laws and regulations of the state.



On the contrary, in terms of the management of domestication and breeding of wildlife, which is explicitly stipulated by the state, is Hunan's forestry departments so conscientious in requiring enterprises to provide the above materials?


We know about from the volunteers, Hunan Forestry departments had approved the domestication and breeding of Pangolin in Taojiang County, Yiyang, and then cancelled. However, in the information disclosure of Hunan Forestry Official Website, the public was completely unable to know the relevant materials and reasons for its approval.



In addition, Hunan forestry department also indicated that it has carried out scientific research on pangolin in terms of injury rescue, feeding, disease prevention and control, and is carrying out research on DNA molecular marker sequencing of pangolin with other domestic scientific research institutions. It is a good thing to carry out research. Hunan forestry department can publicize the relevant research and cooperate with social organizations.


(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Li Xue