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.
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