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NOTICE: S&B is taking a break. We will be back with a revamp mid 2019! Unravelling the Illegal and controversial industry that threatens global biodiversity.

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Wildlife crime assessed, UNODC. The breakdown of Key findings.

Earlier this week World Wildlife Crime was assessed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 

With so much information in one report (differences in legal and illegal trade, the issues of organized crime, international and national legislation, wildlife laundering, the World WISE database, policy implications, species specifics, ....oh the list is endless), I cannot address it all in one post (that's what the actual report was written for, go ahead a read it), but luckily some key findings were put together and I am going to take my Friday night off and unravel some of them. 

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MAP: Where are the tigers?

Estimates are that 7'000 captive tigers reside in facilities across China and South-East Asia, where they are intensively bred for trade and commercial purposes. The interactive map below (created by tiger campaigners at EIA Internationalpinpoints where tigers are kept, facilities implicated in trade and planned facilities. Providing a glimpse into the murky world of tiger farming.  

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'So where do you see yourself in five years?' - The EU Action Plan on tackling wildlife crime.

This week the European commission adopted an EU Action Plan on tackling Wildlife Crime. It comes 7 months after the EU joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in July 2015. 

#EUWildlife #InOurHands #WWD2016

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The tale of one Maverick and his own unconventional methods.

Making your own rules seems like the ultimate way to work in the 21st century.  When you throw in gangstas, criminals and casino dogs that will march you into the jungle and shoot you over an unpaid debt, the prospect gets a little more daunting.  Self-confessed troublemaker Karl Ammann is an Kenya-based undercover investigator, revealing how and why he goes an extra step to infiltrate wildlife criminal circles in Asia's Golden Triangle.

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