Despite the rapid proliferation of organised Vietnamese wildlife trafficking networks driving illegal wildlife trade globally, the response from the Government of Vietnam has been inadequate and disproportionate to the scale of wildlife trafficking implicating Vietnamese criminal groups.
The 3rd Stocktaking Conference on Tiger Conservation starts today in New Delhi, India – essentially a health check on implementation of the 2010 global commitment to double the wild tiger population from an estimated 3,200 by the next Chinese Year of the Tiger in 2022.
Unchecked demand for tiger parts and products is now threatening all of the world’s big cats. This visual briefing introduces the different ways in which big cat parts are processed and consumed, major trade hubs and routes, and policies that are undermining efforts to reduce demand.
The fourth Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in London this week has seen high-level participation from governments, private sector and NGOs, focusing the attention of the international community on previous commitments to tackle IWT as a serious organised crime
Leopards are Asia's most traded big cat, with more than 4,900 seized from illegal trade in Asia since 2000, new evidence indicates the Government of China is issuing permits to trade and use their bones. The trade in leopard bones is primarily to meet demand from Chinese consumers; used in similar ways to tiger bone