World Wildlife Day

It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime!

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3 March is the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES is an agreement between 180 governments to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Wildlife trade is estimated to be worth billions of dollars every year and the trade concerns live animals and plants to products derived from them. Some animals are highly coveted even though they are on the brink of extinction.

There are less than 100 Javan Rhino left and they are still hunted by the poor locals since the horns from Asian rhinos pay up to US$30’000 dollars per kilo on the chinese black market.

Javan Rhino
By T.Dixon. The Zoological Society of London

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