Illegal trade will eventually wipe out unique primate species According to WWF’s report Living Planet,” in less than two human generations, population sizes of vertebrate species have dropped by half”. For Barbary macaques, the only primate species north of the Sahara desert, this is even worse, warns AAP Foundation: in the last 30 years their
(This blog is adapted from an article that will be published in the Norwegian Police Magazine Miljøkrim, publication date August 2013) Globally, illegal wildlife trade is flourishing like never before. Wild populations of elephants, rhinos, tigers and many other mammal, bird and reptile species are facing a risk of extinction due to massive, large-scale poaching
EU introduces ban on the import of illegally harvested timber On 3 March 2013, following years of debate and preparation, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) comes into force in all member states of the European Union. The law, which was adopted by the European Parliament and Council in October 2010, is only just coming into
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.