PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 July, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 July, 1996, 12:00am

Contrary to our report of July 15, the first edition of a newsletter by the TRAFFIC East Asia conservation organisation will not promote the use of gall bladders of legally hunted polar bears.

It will contain an article on the conservation controversy surrounding this subject, but we accept that this does not indicate that TRAFFIC is promoting the use of polar bear gall bladders in Chinese medicine. We apologise for the false impression which our report created.