Last year we raised the alarm about a new Chinese Government policy which repealed a 25-year ban on use of tiger bone and rhino horn in traditional medicine. A document issued in March 2019 by the Government of Shaanxi Province appears to implement the new policy and makes no reference to the November 2018 claims that a full ban is in effect.
To mark World Rhino Day 2018, we have published a new interactive map of rhino horn trade data. The map provides a glimpse into the illegal rhino horn trade since 2006, including incidents of seizures and thefts of rhino horn around the world, along with convictions relating to rhino horn trade
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