New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade
 

A new database suggests say there has been a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes.
Around 1,800 orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas were seized in 23 different countries since 2005, the figures show.
Since 90% of the cases were within national borders they didn't appear in major data records, which only contain international seizures.
The new database has been published at the Cites meeting here in Johannesburg.
Records incomplete Comprehensive data on the illicit trade in great apes is rare.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites)... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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