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Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation

Main functions:

Responsible for guiding, coordinating and overseeing the ecological conservation efforts; draw up the policies, programs and plans, laws, administrative regulations, departmental rules, and standards for ecological conservation; coordinate and oversee relevant departments to conduct ecological conservation; organize the formulation of the development plans of national nature reserves, and put forward proposals on the approval of new and redefined national nature reserves; guide, coordinate and oversee the environmental protection of nature reserves, scenic and historic interest areas, and forest parks; organize the evaluation of national ecological conditions; oversee the natural resource development and utilization activities, key eco-environmental development activities, and ecological damage restoration activities that have impacts on the ecological environment; coordinate and oversee the wildlife preservation, the wetland protection, the prevention and control of desertification, and the import and export management of rare and endangered species; take the lead in the biodiversity conservation, biological species (including biological genetic resources) and bio-safety management; responsible for the national implementation of relevant international environmental conventions; guide the initiatives for developing ecological civilization model areas, the quantitative assessment of integrated urban environment management, and the initiatives for building national model cities tasked with environmental protection; work as the National Biosafety Management Office.

Internal structure:

1.     Division of General Affairs

2.     Division of Ecosystem Function Conservation

3.     Division of Nature Reserve Management

4.     Division of Biodiversity Conservation (Division of Biosafety Management)

(This English version is for your reference only.In case any discrepancy exists between the Chinese and English context, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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