Hong Kong Seeks to Stem Illegal Wildlife Trade

As pangolin trade continues, city needs stronger legal weapon against trafficking syndicates

By: Our Correspondent

Hong Kong is trying to tighten the noose on syndicates that have turned the city into arguably the world’s biggest hub for illegal wildlife trade, considering a legislative amendment to make the trafficking of endangered species a punishable offense under existing laws.

The proposed amendment, from lawmaker Elizabeth Quat, came in …

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