Litigation registered against Guangxi rescue center over the death of 34 pangolins
The first environmental public interest litigation on pangolins was approved on January 11, 2019. The plaintiff, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), claims that due to dereliction of duty the seized pangolins received by the Guangxi Terrestrial Wildlife Rescue and Epidemic Disease Detection Center all perished two months after arriving at the center in August 2017. The department directly above the center, the Forestry Department of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is listed as the third party in the lawsuit, filed at the Nanning Intermediate People’s Court of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on September 14 last year. The rescue center received 34 pangolins after the seizure of …read more
How does one Wrap up a 370 Million Yuan Environmental Public Interest Lawsuit?
This article discusses the recent failure of an environmental public interest lawsuit initiated by two Chinese NGOs against some polluting companies in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. There are fears that the ruling against the two NGOs, that will now be forced to pay heavy legal expenses, may discourage other such lawsuits in the future.