Nature & Conservation / Asia Wide

The truths of traditional medicine and wildlife

by Naomi Clark-Shen

Traditional medicines have been using wildlife parts for centuries. From cancer to impotence and eczema, there is an animal or plant that can allegedly ‘cure’ all ailments. But these beliefs have catastrophic consequences: many creatures are heading toward extinction. In a desperate plea to save what is left, it is time to separate fact from fiction.
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