Wildlife Investigations in Yunnan, China Between 2004 to 2011

Between 2004 and 2011, authorities in the Chinese province of Yunnan investigated 1,500 cases of wildlife smuggling, and arrested 1,107 wildlife trafficking suspects.

The number of cases drastically dropped during the ending of the time period, with only 12 wildlife smuggling investigations in the first 9 months of 2011, half of the 24 cases investigated in 2010.

Source: Zhang Yan, Li Yao and Guo Anfei, “Wildlife smuggling becoming rarer but not extinct,” China Daily, October 20, 2011.