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China Sets up “Panda Court”

Mon, 21 Aug 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

In a mountainous region of southwest China, where many wild animals, including pandas, live, China established the Giant Panda National Park in 2021, one of the first batches of national parks formally established in China.

To protect this natural park, the Sichuan Giant Panda National Park Ecological Court was officially established here in 2021 under the guidance and support of China’s Supreme People’s Court.

This court, which is a dispatched tribunal of the Chengdu Second Railway Transport Court in western China’s Sichuan Province, has jurisdiction over first-instance criminal, civil, and administrative cases about environment and resources and related restorative judicial enforcement cases in the Sichuan area of the Giant Panda National Park.

Sichuan Province is a major habitat for pandas. In addition to the abovementioned court, another “Panda Court” was established in Sichuan in 2020, called the Wolong Court of Giant Panda National Park, the first Giant Panda National Park court in China.

When the new court is established, it will focus on all cases in Sichuan’s Giant Panda National Parks.



Photo by Ningyu He on Unsplash

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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