Smuggling

Southeast Asia – Gold mine for pangolin poachers

The pangolin is a mammal not known to many, yet it is the most trafficked animal in the world. Its large Keratin scales – which are hard and sharp – cover its skin help protect it from carnivorous predators such as tigers, lions and leopards.

3 November 2017
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Indonesia seized 101 pangolins on fishing boat

Indonesian authorities have seized more than 100 pangolins, all of them alive, an official said Wednesday, a haul of the critically endangered species that conservationists estimate to be worth about 1.5 million dollars.

25 October 2017
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The wildlife butchers' club in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is labelled as a popular smuggling hub for illegal trading; whether it is human trafficking, drug abuse or illegal animal trade. These practices are driven by poor monitoring and law enforcements within the region.

13 September 2017
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