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Renaming of endangered wildlife species can cause them to lose their protected status and make them more vulnerable to Chinese poachers

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
hina's own protected species list has not been updated since it was created in 1989, but changes in international scientific naming practices can create legal loopholes that may allow poachers to act with impunity.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.