UN report: smugglers earn less money with ivory and rhinos

a Sad record for the Pangolin: It is probably the most trafficked Mammal in the world. In the case of people sought-after – but – are forbidden the meat and its

UN report: smugglers earn less money with ivory and rhinos

a Sad record for the Pangolin: It is probably the most trafficked Mammal in the world. In the case of people sought-after – but – are forbidden the meat and its scales. Due to a drop in ivory prices professional to saddle a smuggler on the particularly in Asia, as a cure sought-after animals – from 2014 to 2018, the amount of horn increased tenfold shed, the customs officers around the world annually went into the net. This is evident from the report on the illegal trade in wild animals and plants of the UN office on drugs and crime (UNODC), which was presented on Friday in Vienna.

tropical wood and ivory accounted for, therefore, nearly a third of the total value of all of 2014 to 2018, discovered contraband from nature. Around 14 per cent, accounted for the Pangolin trade, around 12 percent to the horns of rhinos. Rare turtles, tigers and eels are, therefore, important black-market goods.

The "World Wildlife Crime Report", whose first edition appeared four years ago, is based on 149 countries reported data on seizures, supplemented by detailed research on the illegal business with protected animals and plants. Around 6000 species appeared, therefore, since 1999, in the customs findings. The suspects came from around 150 countries.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 11:19

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