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Illegal trade map for World Rhino Day reveals new trends in trafficking

An updated interactive map of the global illegal trade in rhino horn depicts seizures and thefts of rhino horn as well as convictions relating to rhino horn trade worldwide from 2006 to September 2017, offering insights into a devastating criminal trade that continues to fuel the large-scale slaughter of rhinos

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Illegal wildlife seizures need to drive criminal investigations, not just photo opportunities

Illegal wildlife and timber seizures made routinely around the world are often used as a high-profile photo opportunity for the media ¬– but if the cameras are brought in as soon as a seizure is made it is a fair bet there will not be a meaningful investigation as publicising the seizure can serve to tip off criminals

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Tigers threatened by reckless profiteering in lion bones

The world’s remaining tigers are living under severe threat of extinction, having lost 93 per cent of their historical range and suffered a population crash of 95 per cent during the past century. The major threat to their continued existence is poaching to meet the high demand in Asia for their parts and derivatives

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China’s tiger farms are a threat to the species

There are now 5,000-6,000 tigers kept in more than 200 facilities across China – many in horrific conditions and exhibiting symptoms of severe mental and physical distress as well as genetic deformities – in an industry which has sustained and stimulated demand for tiger parts and drives the poaching of wild tigers