Number of Wildlife Trafficked in Colombia in 2012

in Environmental Threats

64,507 wildlife animals was seized by criminal justice agencies in Colombia as they were being trafficked across the country.

59 percent of the trafficked animals seized were reptiles, 16 percent were birds, 5 percent were mammals, and the remaining 20 percent were other types of species.

In an example of the illegal wildlife trade in Colombia, a sloth is sold on the black market for $30.

(Prices of exotic animals for sale worldwide.)

Source:  Sylvia Zárate, “Colombia: Canine squad combats wildlife trafficking,” Infosurhoy, September 19, 2013.

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