Around the world, poachers and traffickers do a great deal of damage as they capture and sell wild animals or their parts. But the best and most efficient way to stop this cycle of crime lies with people like me and you.
Posts Tagged: illegal trade
Government raids of wildlife smugglers yield millions in confiscated booty and an alarming number of body parts from endangered animals.
Defenders’ efforts to combat the illegal parrot trade in Mexico are working. Data on the number of birds seized by authorities over the past eight years show the illegal bird trade is declining. Last year only 566 parrots were seized by authorities, down nearly a third from the year before and the lowest number in almost ten years.
Defenders’ Mexico Program Director Juan Carlos Cantu scored a major year-end victory for the parrots and mangroves of Mexico.