Asia, US police meet to fight wildlife trade

Asia, US police meet to fight wildlife trade

Last Updated: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 08:02:00 +1100

Police investigators from Southeast Asia, China and the United States are meeting in Bangkok to share strategies on fighting the illegal international animal trade.

Tigers and leopards are hunted for their skin and body parts, while pangolins – or scaly anteaters – are under threat from Asian trafficking gangs.

The ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network says concerted and coordinated cooperation is needed to stop the exploitation and illegal trade in wild animals.

It says more than 100 arrests have been made since July last year.

The World Wildlife Fund estimates there are only 3,500 tigers left worldwide.

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