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Massive shark fin haul into Hong Kong dodges global shipping bans

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two global shipping firms that have vowed not to transport shark fin products inadvertently moved a 40-foot container of the controversial delicacy from Nicaragua to Hong Kong this year, both companies told Reuters.

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Hong Kong authorities say seize biggest rhino horn haul in five years

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities said they seized 82.5 kilograms of rhino horn and cut pieces worth HK$16.5 million ($2.10 million), the biggest haul in five years, as the Chinese controlled territory tries to tackle growing trafficking in endangered species.

World

As China pushes traditional medicine globally, illegal wildlife trade flourishes

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese traditional medicine is rapidly expanding worldwide as a key pillar of the country's Belt and Road initiative, but conservation groups say demand for treatments using animal products is driving a surge in illegal trafficking of wildlife.

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Group: Ban all shark hunting to protect species

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s campaigners against the hunting and finning of sharks are growing frustrated with the slow pace in the implementation of various measures to save the sharks from disappearing from state waters.