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An Orangutans Pongo spp. held in a cage in Thailand © TRAFFIC

Apes in demand for zoo and wildlife attractions in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand

An Orangutans Pongo spp. held in a cage in Thailand © TRAFFIC

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Published 28th November 2016

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Inadequate Thai legislation failing to prevent trafficking of non-native apes

Bangkok, Thailand, 28th November 2016–Two new reports have raised concerns over the numbers and sources of apes in Thailand’s wildlife attractions and argue that the country’s ability to stop illegal trade in orangutans and other non-native apes is hampered by inadequate laws.


Apes in Demand for zoo and wildlife attractions in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand

Report author(s):
Claire A. Beastall, Jamie Bouhuys, Anna Ezekiel

Publication date:
November 2016


Notes:

[1] The International Studbook of the Orangutan is managed by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

[2] Records from the CITES Trade Database which is managed by the United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) on behalf of the CITES Secretariat.

A review of the legal regime governing the trade in great apes and gibbons and other CITES-listed species in Thai


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The Arcus Foundation is a private grant-making foundation that advances social justice and conservation goals. The Foundation works globally and has offices in New York City, USA and Cambridge, UK. For more information and to connect with Arcus visit: Arcusfoundation.org @ArcusGreatApes; and Facebook.com/ArcusGreatApes