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To tackle great ape trafficking, follow the money, report says


terça, 29 janeiro 2019 11:54 General News
A young Lowland gorilla. All four subspecies of gorilla are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. A young Lowland gorilla. All four subspecies of gorilla are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. Image by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay.

29.01.19 | Mongabay | Nora Ward

 

  • Critically endangered great apes in Africa and Asia are hunted to be sold as pets, for bushmeat, or for their body parts.
  • A recent study of the financial aspect of the trade in great apes reveals a complex system of multi-layered supply chains, embedded corruption, and soaring profits for those at the very top of these illicit networks.
  • Money connected to ape trafficking runs through the global financial system, often across multiple jurisdictions, opening a potential avenue for legal sanctions against traders.

 

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https://news.mongabay.com/2019/01/to-tackle-great-ape-trafficking-follow-the-money-report-says/

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