News of the WeekWILDLIFE RESEARCH

New Rules Ease Specimen Shipments

Science  22 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5598, pp. 1539
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5598.1539

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- To the relief of scientists, an international trade body has decided to eliminate much of the red tape that has hindered the shipment of biological samples for research on endangered species. Although its action last week is not binding for individual nations, scientists say it will raise awareness of the pressing need for improved handling of the material.

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