Couri­ers agree to curb il­le­gal wildlife trade

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Ma­jor courier com­pa­nies in China an­nounced that they will have zero tol­er­ance for trad­ing in il­le­gal wildlife and wildlife prod­ucts.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 17 courier en­ter­prises, in­clud­ing China Post, SF Ex­press and STO Ex­press, signed a pro­posal in Bei­jing on the sec­ond World Wildlife Day, promis­ing to refuse to han­dle or­ders of il­le­gal wildlife and wildlife prod­ucts, in­clud­ing ivory, rhino horn and tiger bone.

The pro­posal was signed at the sug­ges­tion of the State Forestry Ad­min­is­tra­tion to curb the in­creas­ing il­le­gal trade of wildlife and wildlife prod­ucts through e-com­merce web­sites and courier com­pa­nies.

Zhang Libao, an of­fi­cial of the ad­min­is­tra­tion, said most of the il­le­gal wildlife trade is con­ducted through couri­ers, as e-com­merce has rapidly de­vel­oped in re­cent years.

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