Apes Seizure Database Reveals True Extent of Illegal Trade

Apes Seizure Database Reveals True Extent of Illegal Trade

Over 1,800 great apes were seized from an illicit live traffic that went undetected for over a decade but is now confirmed through the Apes Seizure Database that was launched at the 17th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of the Parties on 29 September in Johannesburg, South Africa.

CITES Head to Address Illegal Trade

CITES Head to Address Illegal Trade

05th Sep 2012 Press Releases

Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), will deliver a keynote address during the “Great Apes & Illegal Trade” session at the 2nd Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Council that will be held November 6-8 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

“CITES leads the worldwide intergovernmental effort to protect elephants, rhinoceroses, great apes and other wild animals and plants.

“Delegates taking part in the “Great Apes & Illegal Trade” plenary scheduled for November 6 will examine aspects of the illicit trade in chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans, including drivers of the trade, poaching trends, the impact of illegal trade on wild populations, and current law enforcement efforts.”

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