Southern Africa’s Wildlife Trade: An analysis of CITES trade in SADC countries


Southern Africa is losing protected wild plants and animals at an alarming rate. Between 2005 and 2014, around 18,000 individual species worth US$340-million were legally sold.

This figure, which excludes losses from poaching, was highlighted in a report by the United Nations Environment Programme that flashes a number of warning lights.

Read the full report here: sanbi-report

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