Guidelines for Risk Assessment
in the Utilisation of Medicinal Fauna and Flora

Published 25 August 2023


TCM Industry risk assessment guidelines launched in China

Launched at the 4th China’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Industry Expo, TRAFFIC along with partners have released Guidelines to ensure sustainable and legal sourcing within the TCM industry.

Guidelines for Risk Assessment in the Utilisation of Medicinal Fauna and Flora

Report author(s):
TRAFFIC, China Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (CATCM), China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA)

Publication date:
August 2023


TRAFFIC’s work to produce the guidelines was supported by grants from British Embassy Beijing and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Wildlife TRAPS project, implemented by TRAFFIC and IUCN.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is responsible for the majority of overseas development assistance from the United States Government and works to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity for America and the world.

About Wildlife TRAPS

The Wildlife TRAPS Project, implemented by TRAFFIC and IUCN with funding support from USAID, is helping to forge cross-sectoral partnerships with government and experts in inter-governmental organisations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector to identify risk mitigation strategies to prevent future zoonotic spillover potential associated with trade in wild animals. 

As well as social and behavioural change interventions, the Wildlife TRAPS project is supporting policy and regulatory reform efforts, including strengthening supply chain management systems. The identification of critical control points within wildlife trade supply chains will help target illicit and other high-risk wildlife trade practices that may facilitate the transmission of zoonotic diseases.

Wildlife TRAPS