New Delhi, May 21 -- Wildlife scientists and activists across the world are concerned over reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) will formally recognise traditional medicine - including the Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicines, some of which are prepared using animal body parts - at the 72nd World Health Assembly being held in Geneva this week.

The 11th version of WHO'S International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), to be adopted at the Assembly, has a supplementary chapter on traditional medicine conditions . The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the WHO.

Panthera, a global wild cat conservation body, the Environmental Investigation Agency and the Wildlife Conservat...