23 Jul '12, 6pm

Illegal Wildlife Trade Flourishing in Asian & African Nations: WWF Report

Illegal Wildlife Trade Flourishing in Asian & African Nations: WWF Report

Greenwich Photography /CC BY 2.0 A new assessment of how 23 Asian and African nations are working to stop the illegal trade in tiger parts , rhino horn , and elephant ivory , from WWF , lays out how much work to be done. All of them have illegal trade occurring, but how they are handling it varies widely. Topping the list of nations now working to combat illegal trade in rhinos, tigers, and elephants are Indian and Nepal, each receiving the highest score for making progress on compliance with and enforcement of laws. In fact, in 2011 there wasn't a single incidence of rhino poaching in Nepal. That's pretty much the only bright spot however. WWF highlights an interesting connection between Vietnam and South Africa, and the trade in rhino horn: One of the top destination countries for rhino horn, Vietnam is helping perpetuate the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, where ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/illegal-wild...

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