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|Nature Conservation Protocol with China|
|Signed in 1986, and renewed for 5 years in 2006, the Nature Conservation Protocol is administered on the American side by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) Division of International Conservation and coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C. State Forestry Administration, and with the International Cooperation Department of the P.R.C. Ministry of Agriculture. Activities are funded largely through appropriations to FWS, and other participating federal agencies. Several U.S. non-governmental organizations also take part.
The latest meeting of the U.S.-P.R.C. Nature Conservation Protocol Joint Committee was held August 2007, in Beijing, China. At that time, the two countries negotiated activities to be carried out during 2007-2010. The work plan, known as Annex 10 to the Protocol, includes exchanges of American and Chinese specialists under the following topics: protected areas management; fish habitat management; CITES implementation; wetlands restoration and conservation.