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Giant Otter Pteronura brasiliensis © R.Isotti, A.Cambone / Homo Ambiens / WWF

Illegal otter trade an analysis of seizures in selected Asian countries

Giant Otter Pteronura brasiliensis © R.Isotti, A.Cambone / Homo Ambiens / WWF

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Published 5th July 2016

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Otters in Asia at risk from demand for their skins and increasingly as pets

Singapore, 5th July 2016—A new TRAFFIC report has found almost 6,000 otters seized in Asia over the past 35 years and warns that the figure is but a fraction of the actual little-documented illegal trade.

Illegal Otter Trade: An Analysis of Seizures in Selected Asian Countries

Report author(s):
Lalita Gomez, Boyd T. C. Leupen, Meryl Theng, Katrina Fernandez, Melissa Savage

Publication date:
July 2016