Wildlife Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China
This law was passed at the 4th meeting of the Seventh National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in 1988 and was implemented in 1989. Amendments were made at the Eleventh NPC Standing Committee in 2004. The law contains: Chapter I, General Provisions; Chapter II, Wildlife Conservation; Chapter III, Wildlife Management; Chapter IV, Legal Responsibilities; and Chapter V, Supplementary Provisions. The law stipulates that wildlife under special state protection should be divided into first and second classes and that natural reserves should be designated, strongly protected and managed in areas and waters where wildlife mainly breeds.