Wildlife harvesting

  • 30/05/2001

Wildlife harvesting The government of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (j & k) is in a fix on the issue of trade in shahtoosh, high-quality wool from the neck-hair of the endangered Tibetan antelope, known as chiru. On May 1, 2000, the High Court of j & k had ruled that the government should enforce the law against those engaged in shahtoosh trade in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna ( cites ), to which India is a signatory. This was in response to the public interest litigation filed by Wildlife Protection Society of India (wpsi) asking for the ban on shahtoosh trade. The ruling effectively meant a ban on trade in shahtoosh shawls, famous across the world for their warmth and soft, light material.These fetch anywhere between us $2,000 and us $15,000 in the illegal market. The j & k government doesn't know which line to tow

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