Convictions for Wildlife Crimes in India

in Environmental Threats, Transnational Crime

Wildlife conservation officials in India stated that 3 percent of people charged with wildlife trafficking crimes are convicted.

The illegal wildlife trade has been growing in India, with more smuggling cases being identified by officials.

For example, up to 4 leopards are believed to be sold each week on the black market in India.

Source:  Bagish K Jha, “Wildlife crimes getting more organized in country: Experts,” Times of India, August 1, 2013.

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