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BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- In recent years, China has seen notable growth in its wild animal population, a result of the country's continuous animal protection efforts.

According to a white paper titled "Biodiversity Conservation in China," the population of giant pandas in the wild has grown from 1,114 to 1,864 over the past four decades, while the Asian elephant population in the wild has grown from 180 in the 1980s to about 300 at present.

The country will continue to promote the peaceful co-existence of humans and wild animals. Measures will demarcate boundaries of wildlife habitats based on actual situations, improve animal habitats, and provide policy support.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:32

GLOBALink | COP15, Why Yunnan?

Take a trip to Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences with our correspondent to experience the rich biodiversity of Yunnan, the "kingdom of animals and plants."

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Why brown? Chinese researchers try to demystify the brown giant panda that is almost only spotted in the Qinling Mountains over the decades. #GLOBALink

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Chinese President Xi Jinping visits a section of the Lijiang River and learns about local efforts in the ecological conservation of the river in Yangshuo, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 25, 2021. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The runaway success story of the summer was the more than 110-day adventure of a herd of 14 wandering wild Asian elephants across Yunnan Province, southwest China. The herd's sojourn gripped the nation and beyond, making the elephants social media superstars. Beyond the headlines, however, this is a story of conservation, commitment, and care that spans decades.

In December 2015, during a state visit to Zimbabwe, Chinese President Xi Jinping reflected on the remarkable progress by China to protect wildlife, natural habitats and end the illegal trade of wild animals and animal products, including ivory.

The remarks were not made on a whim.

Xi didn't just tell people to protect the environment and local wildlife; he led by example.

In 1997, when Xi was a local official in Fujian, he was inspecting a river that runs through one of the province's counties when a carp leaped out of the water onto his raft. "Now we have an additional ingredient for tonight's dinner," rafter Xiao Kewen joked. Xi, however, smiled and removed one of the covers on his boots, filled it with water, and placed the fish inside. When the raft arrived in calmer water, he released it back into the river.

Almost twenty years later in December 2016, China declared that the country would end the domestic ivory trade within a year. True to its word, on Jan. 1, 2018, a nationwide ban on the ivory trade for commercial purposes came into force.

In November 2020, when addressing the G20 Riyadh Summit via video link, Xi took this initiative another step forward and called for a complete ban on the illegal wildlife trade.

Environmental protection and restoration efforts have not only benefited elephants and aquatic species: populations of wild animals across the nation have increased. Earlier this year, giant pandas were downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable." The Tibetan antelope went from "endangered" to "near threatened."

During this year's epic elephant expedition, hundreds of thousands of locals were evacuated, but they showed great patience and tolerance. "The elephants look so at ease -- the sky is the roof, the earth is the bed, and everywhere can be home," netizens commented on photos and videos of the herd on social media.

China's conservation, commitment, and care for wildlife and the environment represent just one way it aims to ensure our shared home is welcoming and comfortable for generations to come.

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, known as COP15, kicked off on Monday afternoon in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province.

 

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The edition of the XIII volume of the book «Medicinal plants of Turkmenistan» which presentation has taken place today in the conference hall of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry became a remarkable gift of the leader of the nation to Turkmen physicians for their professional holiday, all our people and world scientific community.

The encyclopaedic work of the President of Turkmenistan, the academician of the Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is designated for a wide range of readers, the interested in the rich flora of our country and ancient traditions of national medicine.

Heads and leading experts of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, its profile establishments, representatives of other ministries and sectoral departments, public organisations, the mass media and the student youth took part in the solemn ceremony of presentation of the new edition.

Speakers underlined the special importance of the new volume, which is the continuation of the fundamental scientific work, over which the leader of the nation started to work in 2009.

In the basis of this large scale, scientific research the best experience transferred from generation to generation, experience of treatment of both outstanding scientists-founders of medicine of the East and the Turkmen doctors-healers constantly referring to «natural drugstore».

On the book’s pages, it is possible to find the detailed description of curative properties of herbs, including endemics, possibilities of their use in scientific and national medicine. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has devoted to their deep study many years of his life.

Participants of the presentation underlined that the unique encyclopaedia is a real treasure of knowledge of curative properties of plants growing in the Turkmen land and used throughout centuries for efficient treatment of various illnesses.

With the academic accuracy, the head of the state acquaints readers with the cultivated and wild plants. Under the uniform scheme their photos, description, biological features, distribution area, natural stocks, medicinal raw materials, chemical compound, ways of preparation and use is provided.

Representing the original encyclopaedia of the Turkmen flora, the book «Medicinal plants of Turkmenistan» became for these years the invaluable guide on herbal medicine not only for domestic pharmacologists and physicians, but also for the foreign experts having possibility to familiarise with it thanks to its translation into many languages.

The next volume of the scientific work of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, like the previous ones, was published in mass print run. A wonderful addition to the contents are colourful photos of picturesque corners of our country, the Russian-Latin-Turkmen dictionary of names of plants and calendar of gathering of medicinal raw materials.

The presented short review on development and reached successes of domestic public health services during the prosperous epoch of the powerful state testifies to the large scale of grandiose transformations occurring in the system of health protection within the limits of the Government program «Saglyk» developed and realised under the wise leadership of the head of the nation.

Participants of the celebration prepared the Message to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in which they expressed their deep gratitude for the huge attention given to health protection of Turkmen nationals and for the created conditions for their happy and peaceful life.

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Замечательным подарком лидера нации туркменским медикам к их профессиональному празднику, всему нашему народу и мировой научной общественности стало издание XIII тома книги «Лекарственные растения Туркменистана», презентация которого состоялась сегодня в конференц-зале Минис­терства здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности.

Энциклопедический труд Президента Туркменистана, доктора медицинских наук, профессора, академика Академии наук Гурбангулы Бердымухамедова адресован широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся богатым растительным миром нашей страны и древними традициями народной медицины.

В торжественной церемонии презентации нового издания приняли участие руководители и ведущие специалисты Министерства здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности, его профильных учреждений, представители других минис­терств и отраслевых ведомств, общественных организаций, средств массовой информации, студенческая молодёжь.

Выступающие подчёркивали особую значимость нового тома, являющегося продолжением фундаментального научного труда, работу над которым лидер нации начал в 2009 году.

В основу этого масштабного научного исследования заложен лучший, передаваемый из поколения в поколение, опыт врачевания как выдающихся учёных-основоположников восточной медицины, так и туркменских лекарей-тебибов, постоянно обращающихся к «природной аптеке».

На страницах книги можно найти подробное описание целебных свойств лекарственных растений, в том числе эндемиков, возможностей их использования в научной и народной медицине. Их глубокому изучению Президент Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов посвятил многие годы жизни.

Участники презентации подчёркивали, что уникальная по содержанию энциклопедия является настоящим кладезем знаний о целебных свойствах произрастающих на туркменской земле растений, на протяжении столетий эффективно применяемых для лечения различных недугов.

С академической точностью глава государства знакомит читателей с окультуренными и дикими растениями. По единой схеме приведено их фото, описание, биологические особенности, ареал распространения, природные запасы, лекарственное ­сырьё, химический состав, способы приготовления и использования.

Представляя собой своеобразную энциклопедию туркменской флоры, книга «Лекарственные растения Туркменистана» стала за эти годы неоценимым пособием по фитотерапии не только для отечественных фармакологов и медиков, но и для зарубежных специалистов, имеющих возможность ознакомиться с ней благодаря переводам на многие языки.

Очередной том научного труда Президента Гурбангулы Бердымухамедова, как и предшествующие, вышел в свет массовым тиражом. Прекрасным дополнением к содержанию являются красочные фотографии живописных уголков нашей страны, русско-латинско-турк­менский словарь названий растений и календарь сбора лекарственного сырья.

Представленный краткий обзор о развитии и достигнутых успехах отечественного здравоохранения в эпоху могущества и счастья свидетельствует о масштабности грандиозных преобразований, происходящих в системе охраны здоровья в рамках разработанной и реализуемой под мудрым руководством лидера нации Государственной программы «Saglyk».

Участники торжества приняли Обращение к Президенту Гурбангулы Бердымухамедову, в котором выразили глубокую признательность за огромное внимание, уделяемое охране здоровья туркменистанцев, за созданные условия для их счастливой и благополучной жизни.

 

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