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What’s Wrong With Yew? A Study of the U.S. Market for China’s Taxus Wallichiana
Grantee Name: 
World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
HOTSPOT
Mountains of Southwest China
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$10,000
DATES
Feb 2004
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Jul 2004
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Mountains of Southwest China
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$10,000
DATES
Feb 2004
-
Jul 2004

Examine the role that the United States plays in the trade of Himalayan yew as a major consumer of the bark’s extract, known as taxol. Research the chain of custody of Taxol coming out of China and work closely with TRAFFIC East Asia to obtain trade records or information on Taxol, contact appropriate companies to try to determine the extent of their use of Taxol and its sources, U.S. government agencies to obtain any trade data available, and international experts and the CITES Secretariat for any information available.

Strategic Direction: 2 Support site-related projects led by civil society to mitigate key threats to natural areas and species populations