Government committed to stop illegal wildlife trade: Javadekar

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Asserting the central government’s commitment to ending <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>illegal wildlife trade, union <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said steps were taken to protect and preserve endangered wildlife species and increase their numbers.

“India is a value-based country; we are committed to completely stop <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>illegal wildlife trade,” Javadekar said while addressing a prize distribution function to mark Wildlife Week here.

Trading in animal products was <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>illegal and should not be promoted, the minister said.

Strict action had been taken against poachers and confiscated wildlife products would <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>continue to be burnt every year to send out a strong message, he added.

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