Value of the Ilegal Wildlife Trade in East Asia and the Pacific

in Environmental Threats, Transnational Crime

The illegal trade in wildlife, animals and other endangered speicies in the East Asia and the Pacific region is estimated to be valued at $2.5 Billion a year, according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The ilegal trade in marine wildlife in the region is valued at $850 Million a year.

(Price list of endangered animals.)

Source: “Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia and the Pacific: A Threat Assessment,” UNODC, April 2013, Executive Summary, page viii.

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