Rodolphe and Delphine Delord are going on Saturday, December 3rd to Beijing to sign the French-Chinese giant panda research and conservation agreement, a project on which the management of Beauval has been working for the last 5 years!
Even the Presidents of France and China have had to be involved for this project to be successful. This is because the movement of pandas, considered to be ‘a national treasure of China’, can only be agreed between the president of the country that is to receive the pandas and the Chinese President! Relatively recently, Hu Jintao, the Chinese President, gave his agreement to Nicolas Sarkozy that a couple of pandas could leave China to go to the ZooParc de Beauval…
On Saturday, December 3rd, the giant panda research and Conservation agreement will be signed by Beauval and the CAZG (Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens), rewarding many years of tireless work. The signature will be made at the French Embassy in Beijing, in the presence of the French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann.