Wildlife activists welcome China's new pangolin protections

Wildlife activists welcome China's new pangolin protections

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-06-10 20:29

BEIJING: Wildlife activists on Wednesday (Jun 10) welcomed China's decision to remove pangolin parts from its official list of traditional medicines, as Beijing steps up protection of the heavily-trafficked endangered mammal.

Chinese state media reported on Tuesday that pangolins were left out of the official Chinese Pharmacopoeia this year, days after the government increased legal protections for the animals to the same level enjoyed by giant pandas.

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