Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21st August 2014 TRAFFIC, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, sounds the alarm on Asia’s ongoing widespread bear trade and the need for immediate international action. Their report Brought to Bear: an Analysis of Seizures across Asia (2000-2011) studied bear parts seizures made over a 12-year period in 17 countries and territories across
Czech customs find a sack of tiger bones Czech Customs recently made a surprising discovery: during a routine inspection in Svitavy, a town in the West of the Czech Republic, a sack of approximately 10 kg tiger bones was found in a vehicle driven by a Vietnamese citizen. The driver could not produce CITES documentation.
The global illegal trade in wildlife is worth $19bn (£12bn) a year and is threatening the stability of some governments according to new research. Carried out for conservation group WWF, a report highlights a “new wave” of organised wildlife crime by armed groups operating across borders. It says funds from trafficking are being used to