Tag Archives: illegal trade

Would you commit a crime for 10 times your salary?

I am attending the Zoological Society Symposium on the illegal wildlife trade this week in London. The objective of the seminar was introduced in the morning as a exercise to find “solutions to ending the illegal trade”. Despite this broad … Continue reading

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The Lizard King is back

Al Jazeera broadcast a very useful expose of the illegal wildlife trade a couple of weeks ago. It focused on the Lizard King, a Malaysian trader who was jailed after being found importing lizards and other endangered species from Madagascar. … Continue reading

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Do captive breeding permits have an economic value?

A draft CITES-UNCTAD report on traceability in python snake skins shows that exports of captively bred reticulatus python skins has increased in the last year from 20,000 in 2010 to 96,000 in 2011. Their exports of captively-bred morulus python has … Continue reading

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CSR and the python skin trade

(Originally posted on 10 December 2012) Last week ITC in partnership with TRAFFIC and IUCN released a report on the trade in python skins. Many newspapers around the world including the BBC covered the story. The report also hit social … Continue reading

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