The Fight Against Poachers
Wildlife poaching and smuggling has become a serious global issue. China led a campaign against transnational wildlife crimes in January,  in cooperation with 27 other countries and international organizations. Wildlife smuggling cannot be resolved by only one country or even several international operations. All countries involved should prepare to make enduring efforts to control wildlife crimes.
United Front for Conservation

Wildlife is the world's fourth most smuggled item, after drugs, counterfeit goods and human trafficking. At least 5 percent of the wild rhinos and elephants in Africa are killed for their horns and ivory every year, usually to meet demand in Asia. On top of this, wild animals are often smuggled out of their habitats to be kept as pets.

A cross-continent operation, code-named Cobra II, against illegal wildlife trade was conducted secretly from December 30, 2013 to January 26, 2014.

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Knocking Poachers
China steps up seizures in the fight against illegal wildlife trade
Participants of Operation Cobra II

Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, China including Hong Kong SAR, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Tanzania, the United States, Viet Nam, Zambia and Zimbabwe (In alphabetical order)

(Source: CITES website)

Policy Response: Tackling the Trade at All Levels
The most lucrative products in illegal wildlife trade are elephant ivory, tiger bones and rhino horns, with demand falling into three categories: traditional East Asian medicine, commercial products and exotic pets
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