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Over 91% of skins exported from Africa were of Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus © Helen Morf / WWF

Eastward bound Analysis of CITES-listed flora and fauna exports from Africa

Over 91% of skins exported from Africa were of Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus © Helen Morf / WWF

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Published 5th March 2018

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Ground-breaking study highlights scale of Africa-Asia wildlife trade

Pretoria, South Africa, 5th March 2018—More than 1.3-million live animals and plants, 1.5-million skins and two thousand tonnes of meat from CITES-listed species have been exported from 41 African countries to East and Southeast Asia since 2006, a ground-breaking new TRAFFIC report funded by Arcadia[1] and published today reveals.

Eastward bound: Analysis of CITES-listed flora and fauna exports from Africa to East and Southeast Asia

Report author(s):
Willow Outhwaite, Lauren Brown

Publication date:
March 2018

About Arcadia

Arcadia is a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Arcadia supports charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment. Arcadia also supports projects that promote open access and all of its awards are granted on the condition that any materials produced are made available for free online. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $500 million to projects around the world.

About ReTTA

ReTTA is a TRAFFIC project aiming to Reduce Trade Threats to Africa’s Wild Species and Ecosystems. The project is funded by Arcadia—a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

About CITES

CITES, the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Find out more here.