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DOI 10.1038/s41559-021-01422-2
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Titel (primär) Opportunities to improve China’s biodiversity protection laws
Autor Li, X.; Wang, Y.; Luo, Y.; Wen, J.; Li, H.; Gottschalk, E.; Settele, J.; Schweiger, O.
Quelle Nature Ecology & Evolution
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Department BZF; NSF; iDiv
Band/Volume 5
Heft 6
Seite von 726
Seite bis 732
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Biodioversity protection; biodiversity protection law; wildlife protection; biodiversity conservation; extinction; IPBES; China
Abstract Since 1989, China has established a system of powerful laws and regulations aimed to preserve its rich natural flora and fauna. However, this legislative framework still has shortcomings, in terms of sentencing standards across related crimes and the extent of scientific basis for sentences. Here, we review Chinese biodiversity protection laws and some example cases with the goal of suggesting ways to increase law compliance and thus better protect biodiversity. In particular, our suggestions involve regular updates of threat assessments based on scientific evidence including herbaceous plants, fungi and algae; considering ecological differences among the species groups and ensuing ecological damage and financial profit gained; and a differentiation of punishment between organized and individual crimes, with a preference for custodial sentences for the former and monetary fines for the latter, to comply better with international standards and to minimize the incentive to engage in such conduct.
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Li, X., Wang, Y., Luo, Y., Wen, J., Li, H., Gottschalk, E., Settele, J., Schweiger, O. (2021):
Opportunities to improve China’s biodiversity protection laws
Nat. Ecol. Evol. 5 (6), 726 - 732 10.1038/s41559-021-01422-2