Friday, May 13, 2005

Sichuan looks to protect pandas through UNESCO list

China View article:

"In a bid to include the habitats of its giant pandas on the World Natural Heritage List, Sichuan Province has shut down 78 mines and polluting firms, suspended construction of three power stations and completed the technological renovation of 180 enterprises."

This story illustrates that the power of UNESCO's World Heritage program greatly exceeds what one might expect from its limited budget.

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