China closes the net on wildlife crime

China hosted a five-day summit on wildlife crime last week, which brought together law enforcement officers from five ASEAN countries.

The China-ASEAN Wildlife Law Enforcement Co-operation exchange in Guangzhou and Shenzhen aimed to "strengthen regional co-operation in the fight against wildlife crime," wildlife charity TRAFFIC said on their website.

Eight officials representing police, customs and environmental agencies from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines joined Chinese counterparts to address the issue of cross border illegal wildlife trade.

It came as TRAFFIC published their latest report on the state of wildlife trade in China in 2006, which is available for download in Chinese and English.

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