The following numbers are based on seizure data from the Report’s focal countries: (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos)
PANGOLIN: 82 reported seizures, involved total of 155,795 kg of pangolin products, compared to 2018 figures of 26,000 kg of scales, 13,000 descaled animals, and 378 live animals.
TIGER: 552 kg of tiger products compared to 11 skins and five dead cubs reported seized in the 2018 CWT digest.
RHINO: 519 kg of rhino products were seized, almost double, the 240 kg of rhino horn reported as seized in the 2018 CWT digest.
ELEPHANT: 380 seizures of elephant products, involving 48,217 kg of ivory, a four fold increase in the 2018 numbers of 11,000 kg of ivory seized.
SeeJ-AFRICA: It is recognized that there are many factors and variables in compiling seizure data. They are, at best, an indicator, a barometer of the landscape in the trafficking of wildlife products. The numbers would indicate that the storm that many had perceived to have abated, is still at full strength.