During the China-Tanzania forum on wild life conservation and tourism development held recently in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam; Tanzania and Chinese officials as well as diplomats assure closer co-operation in wild-life conservation; the officials and diplomats hailed the already existing co-operation in wildlife conservation.
According to Gaudence Milanzi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania looks at China as an important partner in conservation. Since it is evident that the future of wildlife conservation depends on, the solidarity of different players in planning and implementing measures to fight against poaching.
Hu Zhengyue, the Vice President of China Public Diplomacy Association which co-hosts the event with the Tanzania Tourist Board and the Chinese embassy in Tanzania, said China was very concerned with protection of wildlife and also committed to conservation.
The concern can be seen in the ban on ivory trade in various markets in China. Xu Chen, Minister-Counselor of Chinese embassy in Tanzania added that the Chinese government cooperated actively with the international community on wildlife conservation.
China has also donated container inspection facilities to Tanzania in order to improve inspection capacity on wildlife product trafficking. As China and Tanzania spare no effort to advocate for wildlife conservation, they also educate their various communities, on the importance of raising awareness on wild life protection.