Behavior change wildlife has inhabited our planet for millions of years, unfortunately this wildlife is now under heavy threat than ever before we are currently experiencing rate of species loss in history accelerated by commercial poaching and trafficking read more. Boonchai bach is suspected of fueling much of asia's illegal animal trade for over a decade, overseeing a criminal syndicate that has smuggled poached items including ivory and rhino horns. What is wildlife trafficking wildlife trafficking — poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products — is one of the largest black markets in the world, measuring billions of dollars a year it threatens the survival of iconic species such as elephants, rhinos, tigers, sharks, and sea turtles, as well as the. The 40-year old thai man, originally from vietnam, is being held in connection with last month's trafficking of 14 african rhino horns into thailand, a hub for poached animals destined largely for china, according to the group but boonchai's ties to global animal trafficking allegedly go much deeper. Wildlife trafficking: a crisis for nature and humanity we called on the global community to share bold ideas that deliver innovative solutions to stem the slaughter of the world's wildlife and 300 applicants from around the world responded. Today we would like to promote a great smartphone app from our friends at freeland this is a great way to anonymously report illegal wildlife trafficking an. The cites convention finds itself confronting powerful networks, even though it has no detectives, no police powers and no firearms.
Beginning in 2015, the uswta has assembled an impressive coalition of corporate and non-profit member organizations all working together to raise awareness about the devastating impact that wildlife trafficking has on wild animals and to stop the consumer demand for endangered species products aza is a founding. Wildlife trafficking is a pervasive crime that endangers animals and threatens wildlife populations the internet has made it even easier for traffickers to illegally trade animals and products like ivory and rhino horn online now, 21 leading tech companies are working together to prevent animal trading on. Facebook is one of 20 technology companies that last month joined the global coalition to end wildlife trafficking online, which was organized by google and the world wildlife fund weeks after the march 7 announcement, an ap reporter was able to see scores of internationally banned wildlife products. Trafficking in illegal animal products is widespread across the united states – even right here in washington together, seattle and tacoma serve as the third largest port complex in the country with millions of tons of cargo passing through each year, including illegal wildlife products – elephant ivory, shark fins, tiger skins.
No sooner had india wrapped up celebrations of its annual “wildlife week” ( october 2-8) — spotlighting the richness and diversity of its flora and fauna — than the sensational conviction of a notorious group of indian wildlife traffickers grabbed headlines the gang was involved in smuggling the body parts. From ivory to fur coats and exotic leather, animal products could land you behind bars in washington state. Abstract the illegal wildlife1 trade is estimated to be the second-largest illegal trade worldwide (warchol, 2007 zimmerman, 2003 south and wyatt, 2011), and it is steadily increasing (for example smith, 2010 stoett, 2002 traffic, 2008), due to a globalised and expanded market in which the world wide web plays a.
Latest news, facts and statistics about the trafficking and smuggling of wildlife and animals illegal wildlife trade data collected form public sources. One of the most serious environmental crimes, wildlife trafficking encompasses all stages in the supply chain, from taking wild fauna from its habitat, to trading, importing, exporting, processing, possessing, obtaining and consuming of these species driven by an extraordinary low-risk/high-profit ratio, the trafficking of. Associated press torrance — from a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in southern california federal authorities call the sweep “operation.
Wildlife trafficking is thought to be the third most valuable illicit commerce in the world, after drugs and weapons, worth an estimated $10 billion a year, according to the us state department birds are the most common contraband the state department estimates that two million to five million wild birds, from hummingbirds. Wildlife trafficking is the illegal trade of protected specimens of wild animals and plants, either threatened with extinction or not threatened, but controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (cites) defines the.
The united states is one of the largest markets for wildlife trafficking in the world wildlife trafficking is a $10-$20 billion-a-year industry that is pushing many endangered species to the brink of extinction illegal wildlife products may include jewelry, traditional medicine, clothing, furniture, and souvenirs, as well as some. Peru's monkey business: in this episode unreported world goes deep into the amazon jungle to investigate the murky world of wildlife trafficking south ameri. Wildlife trafficking is not a new phenomenon, but its scale, nature and impacts have changed considerably in recent years poaching has reached unprecedented levels for some species, and the world is currently facing a dramatic surge in wildlife trafficking wildlife trafficking has become one of the most profitable criminal.