Instagram – November 13th, 2018

Some good and hopeful news from China! After reversing the ban on the sale of rhino horn and tiger bone on the 29th October (and prompting huge criticism and furore from around the world), it seems China has bowed to international pressure and postponed the decision. We must keep fighting but this is huge progress 🙏🏼 🦏
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News outlets are reporting today, that China has postponed the lifting of the ban on the trade of tiger and rhino parts for medicinal and other uses. Over a week ago it was announced that China would allow trading in products made from farmed tigers and rhinos under “special circumstances”, reversing a previous ban that was established in 1993 amid a global push to protect fast-disappearing endangered species. There was concern that overturning the ban could make it easier for poachers and smugglers who are dealing in the illegal trade, to hide behind a legalised one. However, China announced today that lifting the ban has now been postponed, further reiterating that the old bans would continue to be enforced and that Illegal acts will be dealt with severely. To read the full article, please click the link in our bio. 🥄 @liwonde_national_park #Worthmorealive #rhino #illegalwildlifetrade #wildlife #conservation #africanparks #wildlifeconservation #wildlifecrime #wildlifetrade #endangeredspecies