Africa: Alarm as parts of endangered animals sold openly

Traditional medicine plays an important part in many African cultures, but in South Africa, some animal conservationists say endangered and threatened species - such as leopards - are being used to make it.

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    Traditional medicine plays an important part in many African cultures, but in South Africa, some animal conservationists say endangered and threatened species - such as leopards - are being used to make it.

    Despite regulations on trade, dead animals used by healers are sold openly in local markets.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.


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