Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Cobra 2 leads to big wildlife trade busts

Chinese led wildlife trafficking operation Cobra 2 has led to over 400 arrests, recovery of 3 tonnes of ivory and 36 rhino horns and other wildlife products. Details of the success of Cobra 2 were released today by authorities in Beijing.

Cobra is the name of a series of operations led by China and involving the United States, South Africa, the Lusaka Agreement Task Force, the ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network, and the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network.

The investigations cover multiple countries and in today’s media release, from the China Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office, the full details of the second operation were made known. Law enforcement operators in a number of countries:

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