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Sea cucumber trade from Africa to Asia

Photo: Tom Vierus / WWF-US

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Published 11th February 2021

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Demand for luxury food in Asia driving threats to high-value marine species in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, 11th February 2021— A suite of TRAFFIC reports into high-value African marine products highlights yet another burgeoning, under-reported, unsustainable, and illegal trade that threatens the long-term survival of key marine species and the potential for sustainable human development.

Sea cucumber trade From Africa to Asia

Report author(s):
Simone Louw, Markus Bűrgener

Publication date:
February 2021

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.