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The Chinese government has decided that native Chinese pangolins should have a higher protection status, from the second to the first class. This gives them the same level of protection as the giant panda in China.
Pangolin gets special protection status in China
12 June 2020
Wuhan has made a bold and promising move: it has banned people from eating wild animals for five years.
In Wuhan people banned from eating wild animals for five years
25 May 2020
Thousands of people have started to flood back into Chinese wet markets, with bats, rabbits and dogs still on offer despite the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: Chinese wet markets still operational, despite COVID-19
30 March 2020
China’s National Health Commission published a list of recommended treatments, including injections that contain bear bile powder.
China promotes bear bile as coronavirus treatment, alarming wildlife advocates
27 March 2020
A study has called into question the effectiveness of measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade.
Illicit wildlife products 'slipping through the net'
5 March 2020
China's top legislature adopted a decision on thoroughly banning the illegal trading of wildlife and the consumption of wild animals to safeguard people's lives and public health.
China's legislature adopts decision on banning illegal trade, consumption of wildlife
28 February 2020
200 individuals and organizations issued an open letter to world health authorities urging them to work with governments to take global action.
Coronavirus: Experts call for global ban on live animal markets, wildlife trade
20 February 2020
Following the Coronavirus outbreak, Eurogroup for Animals and several of its members have participated in a joint open letter targeting the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health OIE and the UN Environment Programme.
Coronavirus: NGOs ask governments to shut down wildlife markets and work to reduce demand
13 February 2020
Endangered species could be missing link between bats and humans, researchers believe.
Pangolins may have spread coronavirus to humans
10 February 2020
Experts say wildlife sold for human consumption raises risk of new epidemics.
Calls for global ban on wild animal markets amid coronavirus outbreak
6 February 2020
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