Chinese Government provides 2 pandas to Kuala Lumpur's Zoo Negara for 10-year period
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Government and civil society (Code: 150)
In 2012, the Malaysian Government signed an agreement with China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA) and the People's Republic of China (PRC). This agreement paved the way for a ‘breeding loan’ for a pair of giant pandas from China to Malaysia. The breeding loan agreement signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and a Member of the Permanent Committee of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) Central Political Bureau Committee, He Guaqiang. The two giant pandas, which were to be loaned for 10 years, were described as a symbol of the 40th anniversary of Malaysia-China diplomatic relations, to be celebrated in 2014. Malaysia received the pandas in May 2014 and they were to reside in Kuala Lumpur's Zoo Negara. Based on the news release from the Malaysiakini, due to the budget consideration and in line with the requirements of the agreement (revision every three years), it is uncertain whether to continue to keep the giant pandas with the second cub. However, the two pandas are still in Malaysia in 2018 according to the news.
A breeding loan is a type of barter transaction. It usually involves the transfer of a breeding animal to mate with another animal, and the return of a proportion of the progeny as well as the return of the original breeding animal to the supplier/lender.
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Direct receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Malaysia [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Malaysian Natural Resources and Environment Ministry [Government Agency]
China Wildlife Conservation Association [NGO/CSO/Foundation]