Nov. 12, 2018
China has postponed implementing new regulation that would have allowed the use of tiger bone and rhino horn by hospitals, and domestic trade in antique tiger and rhino products.
“WWF welcomes the news that China has postponed lifting its ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn and tiger bone, signaling a positive response to international reaction,” said Margaret Kinnaird, WWF’s wildlife practice leader. “Allowing trade from even captive animals could have had devastating impacts on wild rhino and tiger populations. This move helps maintain the leadership role China has taken in tackling the illegal wildlife trade and reducing market demand.”
China has previously demonstrated leadership in support of the conservation of wild tiger populations. The government has already undertaken considerable efforts to recover its tiger population in the northeast region of the country by recently establishing the Tiger and Leopard National Park—1.6 times larger than Yellowstone
Original Title: In a blow to wildlife, China lifts a ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts
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