Yunlong, S. (2007, December 4). China sees over 10,000 wildlife criminal cases in 1st 10 months. Xinhua. [Online]. Available: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-12/04/content_7196064.htm [2008, May 15].
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China recorded 10,818 criminal cases involving wildlife in the first ten months in 2007, up 11.5 percent year-on-year, according to China's forestry watchdog.
Statistics from the State Forestry Administration (SFA) and China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA) also show that a total of 172,471 wildlife cases, in which about 1.5 million wild animals were confiscated, were recorded in the first ten months of2007, up 2.7 percent compared with the same period last year.
"Forestry security departments at all levels should strengthen their cooperation with local public security departments, wildlife protection organizations and other relevant organizations to crackdown on crime cases in all phases including poaching, smuggling and selling," Legal Daily quoted Bai Jingfu, Vice Minister of Public Security, as saying.
A survey released by CWCA in 2006 shows that the number of grocery stores selling wildlife products and wholesale markets selling wildlife rose by...