KUNMING, China May 15 (NNNBernama) Two people have been handed prison terms for killing a mishmi takin, an endangered goatantelope species, in China's southwest province of Yunnan on Tuesday.
The People's Court of Gongshan County said the two farmers used a rifle to kill the animal and then fled the scene in August 2017, Xinhua news agency reported, citing authorities.
The authorities later found mishmi takin meat in their makeshift house.
The two were convicted of hunting and killing an endangered wild animal and illegally possessing firearms, and sentenced to three years jail, and fined 4,000 yuan (US$630) each.
Mishmi takin is a ClassI protected species in China, and is listed as "critically endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.NNNBERNAMA
Source: NAM NEWS NEWTWORK