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Market stall selling wildlife parts in Myanmar, 2005 © Chris R. Shepherd/TRAFFIC

Southeast Asia At the heart of wildlife trade

Market stall selling wildlife parts in Myanmar, 2005 © Chris R. Shepherd/TRAFFIC

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Published 19th February 2020

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Renewed game plan needed to tackle Southeast Asia’s wildlife trafficking problem

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 20th February 2020—Some 900,000 pangolins trafficked globally with significant proportions linked to Southeast Asia, over 200 tonnes of African Elephant ivory and 100,000 Pig-nosed Turtles seized in recent years: the scale of wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia is incredible and a renewed game plan is needed to combat it, says a new report released today.

Southeast Asia: At the heart of wildlife trade

Report author(s):
Kanitha Krishnasamy and Monica Zavagli

Publication date:
February 2020


Notes:

Executive summary (4 MB)

Overall conclusions and recommendations (1 MB)

Assessments of each of the ASEAN countries (17 MB)

Relevant photos and captions for media use are available here.


About Wildlife TRAPS

The USAID-funded Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project is an initiative that is designed to secure a transformation in the level of co-operation between an international community of stakeholders who are impacted by illegal wildlife trade between Africa and Asia. The project is designed to increase understanding of the true character and scale of the response required, to set priorities, identify intervention points, and test non-traditional approaches with project partners.