Wildlife Seizures in Australia

in Environmental Threats

There were 4,014 seizures of illegal wildlife in Australia in 2010.

Two-thirds of the seizures involved ingredients from endangered species to be used in traditional medicines.

(Prices of endangered species on the black market.)

Source: Sian Powell, “From jungle to suitcase, Southeast Asia’s wildlife faces a bleak future,” Australian, August 6, 2011.

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