Banded kraits weighting one kilograms were reported to be selling on the black market at prices of $2,190 (100,000 Indian Rupees).
Illegal logging in Colombia is worth $60 Million a year, with 42 percent of all timber sold in the country being illegally felled. The cost to extract one cubic meter legally felled wood in Colombia is $334.64. The cost when illegally logging is $195.80 per cubic meter.
The city of Vancouver had the most animals and wildlife trade seizures in 2010, according to government statistics. 209 cases of wildlife trafficking seizures occurred in Vancouver, more then double the number of seizures in the second smuggling entry port of Toronto.
Snake venom is extracted from poisonous snakes and smuggled around the world to be used make antidotes, aphrodisiacs and to snake charmers in India.The snakes are usually left to die.
Between January and August of 2011, at least 38 oil field workers have been kidnapped in Colombia as the country increases its oil production. Workers from around the world have been victims of kidnapping in Colombia.
One kilogram of coca paste that is used to make cocaine in the jungles of Colombia produces 600 kilograms of waste and 200 liters of contaminated water.
Pangolin organs can be bought in Nepal at prices of $413 per kilogram (30,000 Nepalese Rupees). When the organs are smuggled and trafficked in Tibet, the same organs are sold for $1,100 (80,000 Nepalese Rupees).
22 wildlife traffickers were arrested between January 2010 and April 2011 in Mayanmar for attempting to smuggled 3,725 turtles or tortoises out of the country.
A United Nations employee who was tasked with driving an official UN Jeep was arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo for trafficking minerals.
Certain species of the black cockatoo in Australia have been illegally sold on the black market at prices of up to $31,000 (30,000 Australian Dollars).