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People and Animals at Immediate Risk from Wildlife Crime, CITES Chief Warns

Published 03/04/13
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian (U.K.)

Crime syndicates and terrorists are outgunning those on the frontline of wildlife protection and pose a deadly threat to people and animals, the world's top wildlife official has told the Guardian. The law enforcement fightback must mirror the war against illegal drugs, said John Scanlon, secretary general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), with undercover operations and harsh penalties.

Link: Guardian.co.uk

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