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Red Flag Indicators: for wildlife and timber trafficking in containerized sea cargo

Published 21st July 2021

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How to spot the warning signs of wildlife crime in the maritime industry

Weaknesses and loopholes in maritime supply chains are often exploited by traffickers to smuggle illegal wildlife and timber products to feed growing demand, predominantly in Asian markets. Together, TRAFFIC and WWF are supporting the shipping sector to detect illegalities passing through global waters.  

Red Flag Indicators: for wildlife and timber trafficking in containerized sea cargo

Report author(s):
Monica Zavagli

Publication date:
July 2021


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About TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development whose mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. More information at www.traffic.org

WWF

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.