ive, calling for animal-friendly tours and for tour operators worldwide to keep wild animals in
the wild where they belong. It gained support from many travel agencies. By the end of last year, mo
re than 200 companies have removed the wildlife-related entertainment services, such as elephant rides.
Although some travelers are still not fully aware of the concept of animal-friendly tra
vel, the research reveals that 90 percent of them think the concept should be widely promoted.
Having visited the Antarctic more than 30 times, Zhao Xin, an experienced tour guide from Beiji
ng Caissa International Travel Service, said education on wildlife protection before such a tour is important.
nced that when conditions are right, artificial means will be used to make rain.
Chen Lijuan, the chief weather forecaster of the National Climate Center, sai
d rain is on the way to the northeast and will arrive next week. That should alleviate the
drought, but dry conditions will continue to make things worse in Yunnan, she said.
Zhou Wenyi, a 26-year-old from Kunming, Yunnan province, said that the weather is very strange this year.
“The climate of Yunnan is kind of like the southeastern Asian countr
ies, where April and May are the two hottest periods before the rainy season arrives. The hig
hest temperature in Yunnan’s summer period usually is around 21 to 22 C,” she said.