Rhino horn trafficking as a form of transnational organised crime 2012-2021

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“Poaching rates across Africa have decreased by more than 50% since the peak in 2015, but they remain high, at equivalent levels seen at the start of the crisis. Poached horns from South Africa continue to be a key source for the illicit supply chain. Investigations indicate the main consumer market is China where rhino horn is …

To skin a cat: how organised crime capitalises and exploits captive tiger facilities

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“Although the international trade in tigers has been prohibited since 19757 when they were classified as an Appendix I species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), tigers continue to be bred in legal and illegal captive facilities – otherwise known as tiger farms. In …

“Trophy Hunting & Britain: The Case for a Ban”

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Banning Trophy Hunting today hosted an event at Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament to launch a comprehensive report, full of insightful expert testimonies, facts and figures to support the proposed trophy hunting import ban into the United Kingdom. “Trophy Hunting & Britain: The Case …

Bringing Down the Dragon

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The case of the Chen Organised Crime Group (OCG) is significant not only because it is the largest ivory smuggling case that has been convicted in China, but because it effectively dismantled an entire smuggling network from the source point in Africa to distribution in China. “In December 2020, the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s …

Year of the Tiger?

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Big cat farming in South Africa: the need for international action “South Africa is intensively breeding tigers and lions for a commercial trade in live animals and their body parts. There is also a significant commercial trade in leopard parts through hunting trophies and trade in live jaguars and their parts from captive sources. The trade …

The Tiger Mafia

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Hopefully, this chilling documentary will be on general release soon – highlighting the cruel commodification of thousands of tigers in South East Asia to profit from a gullible tourist industry, supply executed tigers for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) industry and the trade in derivative tiger body parts….. The Tiger …

By the Numbers – The EU’s Role in Global Trophy Hunting

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Commemorating the anniversary of Cecil’s death, a new report by Humane Society International/Europe released July 2021 in six languages, gives new insight about the demand driving the deaths of these animals. “Trophy Hunting by the Numbers – The European Union’s role in global trophy hunting” reveals that the European Union …

Convergence of wildlife crime with other forms of organised crime

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The Wildlife Justice Commission report (May 2021) restates that “Over the past two decades, wildlife crime has become a form of transnational organised crime, generating billions of dollars annually and affecting almost every country.” The report includes case studies, such as the “The Rathkeale Rovers” (page 28 – 29) prosecuted …

Seaspiracy

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A shocking exposé of the exploitative, destructive, global fishing cartels – corruption, ‘sustainability’ myths, lies, slavery, complicity, plus of course untold damage to our planet and our own species’ chances of survival…..a must watch for everyone I would suggest. “Seaspiracy,” Ali and Lucy Tabrizi (Kip Andersen: Producer), Netflix documentary – …