The State of Wildlife Trade in China (2007)
This edition aims to highlight wildlife trade trends in threatened and at-risk wildlife from the past year, with an emphasis on the impact of China’s consumption on globally important biodiversity ‘hotspots.’
Surveys in 2007 found that while illegal trade in ivory continues to take place in China, it has taken a step in the right direction as compared to 2006 surveys.
This issue also takes a look at the expanding international trade in Chinese traditional medicine, which is growing at any annual rate of 10%.
The results of a survey on wild meats are also included in this year’s report. General consumption of wild animals slowed with SARS in 2003, a recent survey of wild animals sold in five cities in southern China has revealed the tradition has once again gained in popularity.