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China leads int’l wildlife crime bust – China –

Tonnes of illegal animal products have been seized and over 400 suspects arrested in an China-led sting against international wildlife crime, authorities said on Monday.

China leads int'l wildlife crime bust

The operation cleaned up over 350 cases, capturing more than 3 tonnes of ivory and its products, over 1,000 hides, 36 rhino horns and a large number of other wildlife products, said the China Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office.

The operation, codenamed Cobra II, was co-organized by China, the United States, South Africa, the Lusaka Agreement Task Force, the ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network, and the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network.

The global crackdown was supported by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the World Customs Organization, and Interpol. A total of 28 countries participated between December 30, 2013 and January 26, 2014.

China’s authorities, including forestry, customs, police, judiciary and quarantine departments, put more than 100,000 staff on the operation, and uncovered over 200 cases involving more than 250 suspects.

China sent enforcement staff to Kenya for the first time, to arrest an ivory trafficking suspect and host lectures on wildlife protection.

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* India to miss export target

Bad news for ruling Congress Party as national general elections are scheduled for next year.

WSJ: “India’s merchandise exports are set to fall way short of initial estimates because of a demand slowdown in key markets, shows a government projection that is likely to deepen concerns on the country’s financial health and hurt its currency.

India’s exports could be as low as $291 billion in the fiscal year through March, compared with the initial target of $360 billion, according to a trade ministry document. At best, that if market conditions improve dramatically from now, exports could total $300 billion to $320 billion.

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