At the end of June, South China Wildlife Identification Center confirmed that one 70cm-tall, tens-of-jin Buddha statue, seized by Gongbei Customs, was made from the shells of giant clams that are listed in Appendix Ⅱ of the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” (CITES).
Buddha statue seized by Gongbei Customs officers
Gongbei Customs seized the statue made from giant clam shells.
General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China
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