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Confisctaed leopard skins, one example of an ongoing trade in China © Mark Atkinson / WWF

Wildlife Trade in China

Confisctaed leopard skins, one example of an ongoing trade in China © Mark Atkinson / WWF

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Published 16th March 2010

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Porous China-Myanmar border allowing illegal wildlife trade

Doha, Qatar, 16 March 2010 — Porous borders are allowing vendors in Myanmar to offer a door-to-door delivery service for illegal wildlife products such as tiger bone wine to buyers in China, according to TRAFFIC’s latest snapshot into wildlife trade in China.

State of Wildlife Trade in China 2008

Report author(s):
Xu Hongfa, James Compton

Publication date:
March 2010

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