STILL TRADING IN EXTINCTION: THE DARK SIDE OF HONG KONG’S WILDLIFE TRADE

On 22 March, an article from ADM Capital Foundation says that Hong Kong authorities seized a record breaking 649 tonnes of rare and endangered wildlife across 1,404 seizures in 2018 and 2019. A new report summarises Hong Kong’s growing wildlife seizures (2018-2019), prosecutions (2017-2020) and the city’s continuing role in the global illicit wildlife trade. It is said that data indicates a shift in trade dynamics with ivory in decline, pangolins (a staple of Hong Kong traffickers) remaining at devastatingly high levels and a worrying diversification of other endangered species in trade. This new report is a follow-up to a 2019 report from the Hong Kong Wildlife Trade Working Group.

https://www.admcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/STIE_Full-report-.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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