Update: November 2010
This year has seen the launch of the Daoists' Eight Year Plan for Ecology Protection in China. The foundations have been laid for the development of six initiatives in the areas of asset management; education; belief, tradition and wisdom; daily life and celebration. These categories embrace issues that will call into questioning the use of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicine. Health and healthcare practices are to be reviewed and regular panels will provide opportunities for conservation to be discussed and the broadening of the already existing ecology protection network. The collection of traditional stories is intended to prompt reassessment of daily living in accordance to Daoist core teachings based around the principles of living harmoniously with the environment to encourage growth and not to exploit what the natural world has to offer. Animal parts will not be found in Daoist health products.