This archive of published media articles about wildlife crime in Namibia aims to:
Public access to information is a vital component of ensuring community engagement in prevalent issues. Wildlife crime is one of the pressing environmental issues of our time.
Wildlife crime investigations are generally covert operations requiring utmost confidentiality to succeed. Investigations and prosecutions in complex cases may take months or even years to complete. For this reason, the information that can be released to the public without compromising cases is often limited. Nonetheless, the Namibian government strives to share as much information as possible with the public. The Namibian media has welcomed this approach and regularly publishes statistics and feature articles on wildlife crime. These are entered into the database at regular intervals, creating a comprehensive archive of wildlife crime reporting in Namibia.
The illegal global trade in ivory has shrunk while the trafficking of pangolins has soared, a U.N.
|Journal of African Elephants_2020-07_illegal ivory trade shrinks while pangolin trafficking booms_UN says_Journal of African Elephants.pdf||855.89 KB|
Namibia has recorded a drastic reduction in poaching in the past three years because of improved response mechanisms. Most of the success is attributed to the Environment and Tourism Ministry's efforts to upscale law enforcement components of conservation. Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta said anti-poaching canine units (the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Dog Unit) had been deployed to good effect. "The Dog Unit is part of our anti-poaching initiatives.
|NAM_2020-07_Nam anti_poaching gets bite_Southern Times.pdf||404.87 KB|
Die vyf honde wat in 2017 deur die ministerie van die omgewing, bosbou en toerisme ingespan is om met teenstropery te help, het reeds in 52 wildstroperysake verdagtes vasgetrek. Die minister, mnr. Pohamba Shifeta, het Woensdag in die hoofstad gesê in die mees onlangse voorval het vier honde van die eenheid, naamlik Alex, Benno, Baron en Nora, vermeende renosterstropers op ’n plaas aangrensend tot die Waterberg-platopark vasgetrek.
|NAM_2020-07_Honde trek menige wildstropers vas_Republikein.pdf||342.65 KB|
|NAM_2020-07_Dogs track many poachers down_Republikein_Eng.pdf||343.87 KB|
Four new dogs will be imported from the Netherlands to beef up the environment ministry's anti-poaching dog unit, which has helped arrest suspects in 52 poaching cases so far. The four dogs at Waterberg are trained to search buildings, vehicles, luggage and open areas for firearms, ammunition and illegal wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and bush meat.
|NAM_2020-07_Anti_poaching dog unit given teeth_Namibian Sun.pdf||390.72 KB|
One of the pillars in the fight against poaching, the K-9 unit of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, this week received a customised Land Cruiser to make deployment of the tracker dogs faster.
|NAM_2020-07_Special cruiser for special unit brings dogs quicker on the trail of poachers_Namibia Economist.pdf||634.14 KB|
Namibia has recorded a drastic drop in rhino and elephant poaching cases in the past three years because of improved response mechanisms, the government said yesterday. Minister of environment Pohamba Shifeta said the country has seen a reduction in rhino poaching numbers from 78 cases in 2018, 49 in 2019 and 17 so far this year.
|NAM_2020-07_Rhino_elephant poaching cases down_The Namibian.pdf||267.91 KB|
Namibia is experiencing a reduction in wildlife poaching incidents, while more arrests have been recorded. This is according to environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, who gave a breakdown of rhino, elephant and pangolin poaching incidents and arrests dating back to 2018. This year, 17 rhinos have been poached, compared to 46 last year and 78 in 2018. A total of 89 suspects has been arrested for rhino poaching cases this year, compared to 175 last year and 109 in 2018. Shifeta said 15 rhino horns have been seized this year, compared to eight last year and 16 in 2018.
|NAM_2020-07_Poaching incidents declining_Namibian Sun.pdf||309.68 KB|
Die Standard Bank hat dem Umweltministerium ein Geländefahrzeug im Wert von 840000 Namibia-Dollar gespendet, das für Einsätze der Antiwilderei-Hundeeinheit im Kampf gegen organisierte Umweltverbrechen vorgesehen ist. Der Umweltminister, Pohamba Shifeta, nahm den Schüssel des Toyota Land Cruisers, der speziell auf die Bedürfnisse der Einheit abgestimmt wurde, gestern in Windhoek entgegen und übergab ihn an die Hundebetreuer.
|NAM_2020-07_Großer Beitrag zum Kampf gegen die Wilderei_Allgemeine Zeitung.pdf||401.77 KB|
|NAM_2020-07_Great contribution to the fight against poaching_Allgemeine Zeitung_Eng.pdf||398.27 KB|
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism’s anti poaching campaign specifically the Dog Unit, was this week beefed up when they received a Toyota Land Cruiser Double CAB V8 from Standard Bank as well as donations from other organisations. The other organizations namely SWAVET, MDS Animal Health and Rhino Park Private Hospital also donated vital veterinary amenities for the dogs which included drugs and food to the Canine Unit.
|NAM_2020-07_Anti-poaching drive gets boost from local partners_MEFT Dog Unit contributes to the fight_Namibia Economist.pdf||560.79 KB|
Die weermag van Botswana (BDF) het vier stropers in drie afsonderlike voorvalle in die Okavango-delta doodgeskiet. Volgens 'n mediaverklaring van die BDF het die voorvalle oor sewe dae tussen 22 en 29 Junie plaasgevind toe heen en weer tussen die weermag en stopers geskiet is. "Die kontakgebiede was by Mombo, Kurunxaraga en die Selina-oorloop in die gebied van Linyanti. Daar is ’n onrusbarende oplewing van renosterstropery in die Okavango-delta en stropers volhard met genadelose taktieke met BDF-lede as teiken," lui die verklaring.
|BOT_2020-07_Botswana skiet vier stropers_Republikein.pdf||297.8 KB|
|BOT_2020-07_Botswana shoots four poachers-Republikein_Eng.pdf||348 KB|
Volgens die weeklikse wildmisdaadverslag vanaf 29 Junie tot 6 Julie is twee nuwe wildmisdaadsake aanhangig gemaak en vier verdagtes in hegtenis geneem. Mnre. Alfred Renatius Haipos Langendorf en Gotrieb Ndikwetepo Shishitwomunhu is op 30 Junie glo met twee olifanttande in hul besit in Windhoek in hegtenis geneem. Die polisie het ook beslag op 'n voertuig gelê.
|NAM_2020-07_Twee vas oor olifanttande_Republikein.pdf||222.05 KB|
|NAM_2020-07_Two arrested with elephant tusks_Republikein.pdf||222.02 KB|
Local organisations supporting conservation in Namibia have seen their budgets slashed by up to 30%, as the coronavirus pandemic significantly impacts the world's economy. Among these organisations are Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRT), Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) and the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF), which provide critical field-based support to trackers and rhino rangers.
|NAM_2020-07_B2Gold project steps in to save rhinos_Namibian sun.pdf||396.59 KB|
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism today received a donation of a vehicle and vetenary drugs for the ministry's Canine Unit, aimed at supporting anti-poaching efforts. The two donations were made by Standard Bank and Swavet, MDS Animal Health and the Rhino Park Private Hospital, at a handover ceremony hosted in Windhoek today. "From a detection perspective, all four dogs [in the Canine Unit] are trained to search buildings, vehicles, baggage and open areas for firearms, ammunition and illegal wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and bush…
|NAM_2020-07_Environment ministry receives donation for Canine Unit_The Namibian.pdf||957.43 KB|
Die Finansiële Aksie-taakmag beskryf in sy eerste verslag oor wildmisdaad dit as 'n internasionale bedreiging wat verbind kan word met georganiseerde misdaad soos slawerny, dwelm- en wapensmokkelary. Volgens die verslag is daar 'n gebrek aan fokus op die finansiële aspek van wildmisdaad en stel voor alle regerings moet wette op geldwassery implementeer. Die studie se bevindings is gebaseer op die insette van 50 lande, Namibië ingesluit, wat lid is van die Oostelike en Suider-Afrika Teengeldwasserygroep (ESAAMLG). 'n Totaal van 22 uit 45 lande het aangedui dat hulle hulself as 'n…
|NAM_2020-07_Optrede teen wildstropery nodig_Republikein.pdf||350.11 KB|
|NAM_2020-07_Action against poaching needed_Republikein_Eng.pdf||350.51 KB|
With conservation funding affected by the lockdown, a number of areas in north-western Namibia’s rhino range have been left exposed by the lack of tourists thus requiring extra patrolling. With the donation of 1,000 ounces of gold by B2Gold, the launch of the B2Gold Rhino Gold Bar in January 2020 and the subsequent sale of 600 bars to local buyers, the B2Gold Rhino Gold Bar Advisory Committee has responded to the crisis.
|NAM_2020-07_B2Gold supports community_backed rhino conservation efforts in north-west Namibia_Namibia Economist.pdf||705.71 KB|
As we now know, Botswana is home to a third of Africa's declining elephant population. But, over the last two months, 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in the Okavango Delta since the start of May. It is a serious worry that over 350 elephants have died with no clear reason and indeed a conservation disaster.
The world looks at this mysterious deaths and needs to know the real cause of the mass loss of elephants, and what should be done to stop this unnatural disaster, one thing the deaths are unrelated to drought.
|BOT_2020-07_The stronghold for Africass elephants is under certain threat_The Star.pdf||246.64 KB|
FATF-Mitgliedsländer sollen illegalen Wildtierhandel bestrafen In einem ersten globalen Bericht über den illegalen Handel mit Wildtieren hat die Arbeitsgruppe für Maßnahmen zur Bekämpfung von Geldwäsche und Terrorismusfinanzierung (Financial Action Task Force, FATF) diesen als globale Bedrohung beschrieben, vergleichbar mit organisierten Verbrechen wie Sklaverei, Drogen- und Waffenhandel.
|NAM_2020-07_Wildtierkriminalitat im Fokus_Allgemeine Zeitung.pdf||263.32 KB|
|NAM_2020-07_Focus on wildlife crime_Allgemeine Zeitung_Eng.pdf||261.96 KB|
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in collaboration with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) has translocated 30 giraffes to two communal conservancies and a national park. The translocation, which took place last week, is part of the ministry's quest to boost the existing population and increase its genetic diversity.
|NAM_2020-07_Ministry boosts giraffe conservation_The Namibian.pdf||979.4 KB|
It's important to know that it wasn't always like this – the government, local communities, NGOs, the private sector and international agencies have made a huge investment in rebuilding Namibian rhino populations from historic lows. The black rhino, a frugal browser of herbs and shrubs, was once distributed across most of what is today Namibia. It penetrated the Namib down to the coast along all larger ephemeral and perennial rivers. Its distribution extended from the Nama Karoo in the south to the broad-leaved woodlands and rivers of today's Zambezi region.
|NAM_2020-07_Understanding rhino conservation in Namibia_The Namibian.pdf||548.51 KB|
In South Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic and strict government-imposed lockdown have led to an unexpected consequence: a major decline in rhino poaching. More than 80% of African rhinos remaining in the world are in South Africa, making it the hotspot for rhino poaching. The number of rhinos killed for their horns has been slowly declining over recent years, but the pandemic and lockdown have quelled rhino poaching even more.
|SA_2020-07_Rhino poaching in South Africa declines during coronavirus lockdown_Pri_Org.pdf||479.45 KB|
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) in collaboration with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) translocated 30 giraffes to two communal conservancies and a national park within the month of June. Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda in a statement this week said the translocation took place with the assistance from Du Preez Wild and funding by GCF and Wildlife Conservation Alliance. According to Muyunda the ministry captured and translocated 13 giraffes to Mangetti National Park in Kavango West; three to Okongo Conservancy in Ohangwena and 14 giraffes to…
|NAM_2020-07_Communal Conservancies giraffe populations get boost_30 giraffes translocated in move to increase genetic diversity_Namibia Economist.pdf||514.26 KB|
In its first global report on the illegal wildlife trade, the Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) has described it as a global threat with links to other organised crimes such as slavery, drug trafficking and the arms trade. The report expressed concern over the lack of focus on the financial aspects of wildlife crime and suggested that all member governments should apply money-laundering laws. The findings of the study are based on inputs from countries in 50 jurisdictions, including Namibia, which is a member of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (…
|NAM_2020-07_Illegal wildlife trade must be punished_Namibian Sun.pdf||303.25 KB|
Nine suspects were arrested in connection with wildlife crimes and four new cases were registered last week. Four of the suspects were arrested in connection with rhino poaching or trafficking, while one suspect was arrested and charged with elephant poaching. This is according to the latest statistics provided by the intelligence and investigation unit in the environment ministry and the protected resource division within the safety and security ministry. A total of seven wildlife products were seized, which included a rhino horn, five elephant tusks and a pangolin skin.
|NAM_2020-07_Nine arrested for wildlife crimes_Namibian Sun.pdf||300.18 KB|
One of the world’s most famous game reserves, Thula Thula in South Africa, has survived the Covid-19 pandemic without any loss of wild animal to poaching. Francoise Malby-Anthony, who runs the game reserve
said that she kept on all her anti-poaching staff throughout covid which prevented any animals being killed by poachers.
|SA-2020-06_COVID_19 elephant poaching_Journal of African Elephants.pdf||3.03 MB|
Der Prozess gegen den der Nashorn-Wilderei beschuldigten Prediger Jackson Babi und dessen mutmaßlichen Komplizen Friza Dumeni, hat gestern eine Wendung genommen, als die Staatsanwaltschaft auch gegen einen Anhänger des selbsternannten Propheten formal Anklage erhoben hat.
The trial of preacher Jackson Babi, accused of poaching rhino and his alleged accomplice Friza Dumeni, took a turn yesterday when the prosecution also formally charged a supporter of the self-proclaimed prophet.
|NAM_2020-06_Babi_Junger in Erklarungsnot_Allgemeine Zeitung.pdf||338.26 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_Babi disciples in need of explanation_Allgemeine Zeitung_Eng.pdf||240.5 KB|
Die Namibiese polisie het verlede week op vyf olifanttande en een elk renosterhoring, ietermagôvel en ‘n voertuig beslag gelê.
Last week, Namibian police seized five elephant tusks and one rhinoceros horn, a pangolin skin and a vehicle.
|NAM_2020-06_5 olifanttande 1 renosterhoring gekonfiskeer_Republikein.pdf||311.84 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_5 pieces of ivory and rhino horn confiscated_Republikein_Eng.pdf||219.59 KB|
Die vermeende renosterstroper, pastoor Jackson Babi en een van sy kerkvolgelinge, mnr. Ananias Ananias, het vandag in die Windhoek-landdroshof op twee klagte van die oortreding van die teenkorrupsiewet verskyn.
The alleged rhino poacher, pastor Jackson Babi and one of his church followers, Mr. Ananias Ananias, appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court today on two charges of violating the anti-corruption law.
|NAM_2029-06_Babi volgeling van omkopery aangekla_Republikein.pdf||309.47 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_Babi follower charged with bribery-Republikein_Eng.pdf||213.87 KB|
An attempt by Prophet Jackson Babi to bribe the detective investigating poaching charges against him to bear false testimony in court during his formal bail application, has caused the man of God to sink deeper into legal trouble. Besides an amount of N$13 000 in cash police officers searching the cells during the past weekend also found two mobile phones in the possession of the accused persons while they were incarcerated at the Windhoek Police Station which added even more charges to the accused persons’ charge sheets.
|NAM_2020-06_Prophet appears on attempted bribery charge_Informante.pdf||289.79 KB|
A ministerial panel is reviewing policies on international trade in rhino products. Any move to legalise this trade would be a disaster - for the remaining population of wild rhinos, for South Africa's tourism and for
impoverished people living near our wildlife reserves.
|SA_2020-06_Legalising rhino horn trade will be a disaster_DailyMaverick.pdf||172.26 KB|
Twee Namibiese mans, Jimmy Habate Gawaseb en Friedriek Stuurman, is op 2 Junie in die Kamanjab-landdroshof skuldig bevind aan die onwettige jag van ‘n kameelperd in Augustus 2018.
Two Namibian men, Jimmy Habate Gawaseb and Friedriek Stuurman, were convicted in the Kamanjab Magistrate's Court on June 2 for illegally hunting a giraffe in August 2018.
|NAM_2020-06_Slegs drie maande tronk toe vir kameelperdjag_Republikein.pdf||314.94 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_Only three months in jail for giraffe hunting_Republikein_Eng.pdf||218.53 KB|
While only two new cases of wildlife crimes were reported recently, eight suspects were arrested and charged. At Katima Mulilo, Roster Mazila Mukendwa was arrested on 14 June for the illegal hunting of protected game. He was found in possession of a duiker carcass and charged with contravening the Nature Conservation Ordinance Act. In a separate incident, Gerhard Iyambo was arrested on 17 June at Okahao in connection with an old case, dating back to February, regarding conspiring to hunt a rhino.
|NAM_2020-06_Eight arrested for wildlife crimes_Namibian Sun.pdf||282.91 KB|
Geen afname in olifantstropery in Afrika. Ondanks nuwe navorsing deur Elephants Without Borders (EWB) wat aandui olifantstropery in Afrika toon sedert 2011 geen afname nie, is slegs twee olifante tot dusver vanjaar in Namibië gestroop. Volgens die woordvoerder van die ministerie van die omgewing, bosbou en toerisme, mnr. Romeo Muyunda, is slegs twee olifante sover in 2020 in onderskeidelik die Zambezi- en Kunenestreek gestroop.
|NAM_2020-06_Slegs twee olifante vanjaar gestroop_Republikein.pdf||368.51 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_Only two elephants were poached this year_Republikein_Eng.pdf||367.22 KB|
The Rhino Files are periodic articles exploring the complexity of rhino conservation in Namibia.
|NAM_2020-06_The Rhino Files_ Rhino conservation during a pandemic_The Namibian.pdf||597.64 KB|
Vier Namibiese mans is verlede Donderdag by Karasburg in hegtenis geneem met glo een gemsbok- en drie koedoekarkasse in hul besit.
Four Namibian men were arrested last Thursday in Karasburg with one oryx and three kudu carcasses in their possession.
|NAM_2020_06_Vier vas oor jag van koedoes_Republikein.pdf||312.77 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_Four arrested for hunting kudu_Republikein_Eng.pdf||45.65 KB|
The regulatory measures apply to all sub-species of black rhino found in South Africa, including the Eastern black rhino, and the white rhino.
|SA_2020-06_Tighter provisions for domestic trade in rhino horn published_South Coast Herald.pdf||822.76 KB|
Zimbabwe will not pull out of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in order to sell its stockpile of ivory tusks worth US$600 million, the Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Mangaliso Ndlovu, has said.
|ZIM_2020-06_Zimbabwe wont pull out of CITES_Journal of African Elephants.pdf||848.34 KB|
New research led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) reveals that poaching of African elephants for their ivory has not decreased since 2011 in Western, Southern, and Central Africa. As a result, continued efforts to combat poaching will be necessary to save elephant populations. The new study was published June 23rd in Scientific Reports, in collaboration from researchers at the University of Washington and the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.
|BOT_2020-06_Elephant poaching is not decreasing in Africa_Journal of African Elephants.pdf||99.31 KB|
A soldier was arrested after he was found in possession of a pangolin as he was looking for a buyer in Msasa,
|ZIM_2020-06_A soldier was arrested after he was_NewsdzeZimbabwe.pdf||154.4 KB|
A total of five wildlife products were seized: two oryx carcasses, a pangolin skin and two aardvark carcasses.
|NAM_2020-06_Ten arrested for wildlife crimes_Namibian Sun.pdf||283.7 KB|
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide crisis of food insecurity and unemployment. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns of rising hunger and poverty. Commentators, particularly from the global North, have raised concerns about the implications for biodiversity. The first is that in some places, budgets for biodiversity conservation have been reduced due to a drastic drop in tourism revenue and the diversion of funds and forces to health-related functions. Secondly, growing poverty and the loss of livelihoods may drive people to poaching.
|NAM_2020-06_Sustaining wild species is critical_The Namibian.pdf||1.13 MB|
Botswana began removing the horns from its rhinos and moving them away from the iconic Okavango Delta as an unprecedented poaching crisis threatens their survival in the country. The government said that at least 56 of the animals had been killed by poachers in the past two years, marking the worst onslaught since Botswana’s black rhino population was wiped out in 1992 and the number of white rhinos dropped to just 27.
|BOT_2020-06_Botswana saws off horns to save rhinos from poachers_Citypress.pdf||3.12 MB|
Umweltministerium setzt auf Nachhaltigkeit und bekämpft erfolgreich die Wilderei. Obwohl der Sektor als maßgebliches Wirtschaftsstandbein gehandelt wird, steht das Ministerium für Umwelt, Forstwirtschaft und Tourismus mit seinem Ausgabenplan im namibischen Haushalt für 2020-21 gerade Mal an 16. Stelle von insgesamt 33 Ausgabenposten. Der Minister verlässt sich indessen auf viel Hilfe aus Deutschland und von weiteren Entwicklungspartnern.
|NAM_2020-06_Große Plaene mit wenig Geldmitteln_Allgemeine Zeitung.pdf||368.36 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_Big plans with little money_Allgemeine Zeitung_Eng.pdf||265.53 KB|
Northern Cape-The Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 48-year-old suspect for allegedly trading in a pangolin. The suspect who originates from Botswana was arrested on Tuesday after information surfaced that he intended selling a pangolin that is an endangered species. A sting operation resulted in the suspect being arrested after he was found in possession of the said pangolin.
The Chama Subordinate Court has sentenced a poacher to seven years imprisonment for illegal possession of elephant ivory weighing 10 kilograms. Lovemore Nkhowani, 60, a former wildlife police officer, turned into a notorious elephant poacher nicknamed Mbanje, was charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of Prescribed Trophy, that is elephant ivory, contrary to section 130(1) of the Zambia wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015.
|ZAM_2020-06_Zambia_Poacher sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for illegal possession of Elephant Ivory.pdf||103.29 KB|
Lubango, Angola, June 16 (Xinhua) - Two men have been arrested on Tuesday by the National Police of Angola while they were heading towards the central Huila province with 28 kg of ivory.
|ANG_2020-06_Police arrest two men in possession of ivory for trade in central Angola_Africa Sustainable Conservation News.pdf||115.19 KB|
Botswana's Wildlife Department had embarked on an operation to relocate and dehorn all rhinos to tackle poaching in the country. According to a statement issued by the department on Monday, the Okavango Delta rhino population had been hard hit with 56 animals reported poached as of May 4.
|BOT_2020-06_Botswana resumes dehorning to fight rhino poaching_Xinhua.pdf||309.13 KB|
'n Namibiese man, mnr. Harry Garoeb, is Saterdag by Outjo glo met twee erdvarkkarkasse in hegtenis geneem.
A Namibian man, Mr. Harry Garoeb, was allegedly arrested on Saturday at Outjo with two aardvark carcasses.
|NAM_2020-06_Man vas met twee erdvarkkarkasse_Republikein.pdf||221.55 KB|
|NAM_2020-06_Man arrested with two aardvark carcasses_Republikein_Eng.pdf||221.58 KB|
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has allocated 36% of its budget to wildlife and protected area management. This was announced by minister of environment, forestry and tourism Pohamba Shifeta during his budget motivation in the National Assembly on Thursday.
|NAM_2020-06_Wildlife gets bulk of environment budget_The Namibian.pdf||755.58 KB|
A tip-off led to the arrest of a man caught attempting to sell a live pangolin.
|SA_2020-06_Limpopo man arrested after trying to sell live pangolin_The South African.pdf||344.55 KB|
The Chinese Academy of Engineering claims that the 'legal' wildlife industry is valued at $74 billion. South Africa is the largest exporter of live wild animals to Asia. At least 5 035 live wild animals were exported from South Africa to China between 2016 and 2019, according to The Breaking Point report published by the EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading (BAT).
|SA_2020-06_The Breaking Point_Could this report spell the end of SAs wildlife trade_IOL.pdf||187.55 KB|