Banner Image: Wild-caught young elephants are held captive in a fenced boma by Zimbabwe authorities awaiting shipment to China in October 2019 © Oscar Nkalain / Humane Society International/Africa – “Opinion: Zimbabwe’s shameful export of baby elephants under the guise of ‘sustainable use’,” Africa Geographic, 18 November 2019 Posted at EMS Foundation, 11 December 2019 Dated […]

via The Free Elephant Network Calls For The End To The Live Elephant Trade Between Zimbabwe and China — International Wildlife Bond

The New York Times The coronavirus epidemic prompted China to permanently ban trade of wild animals as food, but not for medicinal use. China this week announced a permanent ban on wildlife trade and consumption that international conservationists greeted as a major step, but one with troublesome loopholes for trade in wild animals for medicinal […]

via China’s Ban on Wildlife Trade a Big Step, but Has Loopholes — Natural History Wanderings

Peacocks, porcupines and pangolins among species bred on 20,000 farms closed in wake of virus Freshly-slaughtered meat from wildlife and farm animals is preferred over meat that has been slaughtered before being shipped. Photograph: Visual China Group/Getty Nearly 20,000 wildlife farmsraising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut […]

via The Guardian interviewed Dr.Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary General of CBCGDF|Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry — cbcgdf

“Phalaenopsis /ˌfælɪˈnɒpsɪs/ Blume (1825), commonly known as moth orchids,[2] is a genus of about seventy species of orchids in the family orchid. Orchids in this genus are monopodial epiphytes or lithophytes with long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems and long-lasting, flat flowers arranged in a flowering stem that often branches near the end. Orchids in this genus are native to India, China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australia with the majority in Indonesia and the Philippines.” wikipedia These are […]

via Phalaenospsis Orchids — Images by T.Dashfield Photography

The Chinese pangolin, a jungle cat (Felis chaus), the Tibetan red deer, and the Mongolian gazelle all would get greater protection, according to proposed changes to wildlife protection groups the State Forestry and Grassland Administration proposed Aug. 7. The critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper also would get protections… A report by Bloombert: https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/china-floats-first-species-protections-update-in-30-years

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