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Wildlife smuggling becoming rarer but has not gone extinct

(China Daily)

08:40, October 20, 2011

Forest policemen rescue wild turtles in Mangshi, capital of Dehong prefecture, Yunnan province, previously this year. He Jianying / for China Daily

Southwestern province still battling illegal hunting, trafficking of endangered species

MANGSHI, Yunnan - Criminals in this southwestern province still hunt and traffic many black bears and various rare turtles, snakes, monkeys and bird species.

But the number they are killing or capturing in Yunnan has decreased greatly in recent years, according to a senior police officer.

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