Couriers agree to curb illegal wildlife trade
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.