Illegal trade

International trade in endangered species of plants and animals is possible only to a limited extent or is even prohibited. Nevertheless, there is still a market for products derived from species which are strictly protected. The FSVO is committed to combatting illegal trade.

Shawls made from Tibetan antelope wool

Shahtoosh wool obtained from the Tibetan antelope is considered to be the finest wool in the world. Three to five antelopes are killed in order to produce a shahtoosh shawl. As a result, the antelopes are an endangered species and trade in the shawls is strictly prohibited.

Last modification 26.03.2019

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