WEAK CONTROLS FUEL SURGE IN WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING BY AIR ACROSS LATIN AMERICA

On 18 August, Mongabay reported that a new report is said to give an unprecedented look into wildlife trafficking from Latin America and the Caribbean by commercial aviation, identifying Mexico, Brazil and Colombia as the top sources of the illegal trade.  Between 2010 and 2020, 65 different species from the region were confiscated at airports, and 40% of the seized animals were live specimens, which increases the risk of spreading diseases.

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/weak-controls-fuel-surge-in-wildlife-trafficking-by-air-across-latin-america/

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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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