Chinese authorities conducted a major wildlife crime enforcement operation between February 15, 2022, and May 15, 2022, resulting in the confiscation of:

  • More than 130,000 individual wild animals and plants;
  • 140,000 wildlife products;
  • 97 tons of timber; and
  • 46,000 pieces of illegal hunting gear and fishing gear.

The law enforcement operation involved eleven different governmental agencies and culminated in the interception of more than 14,000 traffickers.