FIRST OF ITS KIND PROJECT LAUNCHES NEW TOOLS TO COMBAT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IN INDIA’S AIRPORTS

On 30 March, the NGO TRAFFIC reported that traffickers are exploiting the growth of the aviation sector to move illegal wildlife products across India and its international borders.  Organisations have joined forces to develop a suite of tools to arm enforcement officials with the knowledge and skills to combat this crime that fuels declines in many Indian and international species.  It reported the trafficking of over 70,000 native and exotic wild animals, including their body parts or derivatives (weighing around 4,000 kg) in 140 wildlife seizure incidents at 18 Indian airports between 2011-2020.  46% of seizures were reptiles. 

https://www.traffic.org/news/first-of-its-kind-project-launches-new-tools-to-combat-wildlife-trafficking-in-indias-airports/

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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