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An Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus © Phalinn Ooi / Generic CC 2.0

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An Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus © Phalinn Ooi / Generic CC 2.0

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Published 11th May 2011

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Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th May 2011—Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has found.

Pills, Powders, Vials & Flakes: The bear bile trade in Asia

Report author(s):
Kaitlyn-Elizabeth Foley, Carrie J. Stengel, Chris R. Shepherd

Publication date:
May 2011