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Some species of Taxus yews are heavily over-harvested after their cancer-curative properties were discovered

Taxusits trade and conservation in China

Some species of Taxus yews are heavily over-harvested after their cancer-curative properties were discovered

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Published 11th December 2007

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Has the yew tide turned?

Beijing, China, 11 December 2007—A recent TRAFFIC report, Trade and conservation of Taxus in China, sheds light on China’s role in the continuing and unsustainable trade in wild Yew trees in the Genus Taxus, whose bark and needles are harvested for the production of anti-cancer medicines. 

Trade and conservation of Taxus in China

Report author(s):
TRAFFIC

Publication date:
December 2007