Orchids © Dr Saket Badola

Orchids in India's illegal wildlife trade

Orchids © Dr Saket Badola


Published 22 May 2022

Orchids in India's illegal wildlife trade: A new factsheet released on International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May 2022:  Today, on the International Day for Biological Diversity, TRAFFIC and WWF-India have released a new factsheet on orchids, a family with rich biological diversity that is highly coveted in the ornamental plant trade. Globally, orchids belong to the second-largest family of flowering plants and have some of the most prized and traded flowers.

Factsheet on Orchids in India's illegal wildlife trade

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Publication date:
May 2022


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