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2024 World Wildlife Crime Report

May 18 , 2024 25 days 171 0
  • The 2024 World Wildlife Crime Report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • Illegal trade in 162 countries and territories during 2015–2021, which impacted around 4,000 plant and animal species.
  • 3,250 of this are listed in the CITES Appendices.
  • At 29 per cent, the market for rhino horn constituted the biggest chunk among animal species.
  • It was followed by the market for pangolin scales at 28 per cent, followed by the market for elephant ivory at 15 per cent.
  • Other animal species most affected by the global illegal animal trade included eels (5 per cent), crocodilians (5 per cent), parrots and cockatoos (2 per cent), carnivores (2 per cent), turtles and tortoises (2 per cent), snakes (2 per cent), seahorses (2 per cent) and others (8 per cent).

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