processed sea cucumbers © WWF-Hong Kong / Allen To

In Deep Water India's sea cucumbers in illegal wildlife trade

processed sea cucumbers © WWF-Hong Kong / Allen To


Published 17 Tháng mười một 2022


New study reveals worrying illegal trade in India

New Delhi: Research by TRAFFIC and WWF-India highlights the scale of the threat that sea cucumbers, belonging to the class Holothuroidea, face due to unsustainable and illegal collection and trade in India.

In Deep Water: India's Sea Cucumbers in Illegal Wildlife Trade

Report author(s):
Merwyn Fernandes, Mayuri Chopra, Astha Gautam, Saket Badola

Publication date:
November 2022


For more information or queries, please contact Dilpreet B. Chhabra at or call her at +91 9899000472. You can also speak to Dr Merwyn Fernandes, Coordinator, TRAFFIC's India Office and also the author of the study at +91 9820347492 or write to him at