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Central Asia is home to Saker Falcons, a species often used for falconry purposes outside the region © Hartmut Jungius / WWF

Wildlife trade in the Eurasian Customs Union and in selected Central Asian countries

Central Asia is home to Saker Falcons, a species often used for falconry purposes outside the region © Hartmut Jungius / WWF

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Published 1st July 2014

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Central Asian border controls lifted - Wildlife trade under the spotlight

Bonn, Germany, 1st July 2014 – Member countries of the newly established Eurasian Customs Union (ECU, comprising Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) need to take a well-coordinated approach to better regulate wildlife trade and prevent potential negative impacts on the survival of Central Asia’s wildlife, finds a new series of studies released today. 

Wildlife trade in the Eurasian Customs Union and in selected Central Asian countries

Report author(s):
Alexey Vaisman, Victoria Mundy-Taylor, Katalin Kecse-Nagy

Publication date:
July 2014


Notes:

This study is also available in Russian.

TRAFFIC was commissioned by the CITES Secretariat with funding from the European Union to compile this reports examining these and other wildlife trade issues, aimed at strengthening the capacities to implement and enforce CITES in Central Asia and Russia. TRAFFIC hopes that these reports will contribute to fostering regional co-ordination, co-operation and information exchange among the relevant countries of the Central Asian region and will continue to support the countries in managing the use and trade in wild animals and plants in the region.


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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.