Precious red coral

Seeing red precious coral trade in East Asia

Precious red coral "twigs" worn as jewellery on sale in Beijing, China © Hiromi Shiraishi / TRAFFIC


Published 21 September 2018

Seeing Red: gaps in knowledge threatening precious coral populations

Tokyo, Japan, 21st September 2018—A new TRAFFIC study has shed light on the trade in precious corals in East Asia, revealing that inconsistent trade data and questionable harvesting practices could threaten vulnerable species.

Seeing Red: Precious coral trade in East Asia

Report author(s):
Hiromi Shiraishi

Publication date:
September 2018


Preparation of Seeing Red was made possible with funding from WWF Japan.

1 CITES is the Convention on the International Trade in Wild Species of Fauna and Flora


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