WORLD WILDLIFE CRIME REPORT 2024: Africa accounts for 19%

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UGANDA'S GLOBAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING NETWORK.

The World Wildlife Crime Report has indicated that Africa accounts for 19% of all seizures of illegally harvested flora and fauna.

For global trade flows, the majority of seizures – 44% of all reported seizures – between 2015 and 2021 came from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Pangolin lizards were the most frequently seized species. These animals accounted for 32 per cent of all seizures. Also scales, meat, bodies, as well as in the form of live individuals), highlighting the scale and depth of the crisis.

In many countries in Africa, there are state-level efforts to protect wild and endangered animal species.

However, data shows that sub-Saharan Africa continues to record a huge number of cases of illegal wildlife trade, illegal trade routes and clandestine operations fueling a multi-billion dollar industry.

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WORLD WILDLIFE CRIME REPORT 2024 HERE: WORLD WILDLIFE CRIME REPORT –  TRAFFICKING IN PROTECTED SPECIES 2024

A record number of wildlife trafficking cases have been recorded in sub-Saharan Africa

UGANDA’S GLOBAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING NETWORK (2018 DATA) https://www.traffic.org/publications/reports/uganda-wildlife-trafficking-assessment/ 

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