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Body parts seized in Gabon

January 20, 2011

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If you had asked me two years ago where Gabon was, I probably would have struggled to pin point its exact whereabouts in Africa on a map. Now, it’s a different story and I know only too well where this West African nation lies and sadly today, it’s made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. […]

Wildlife Trafficking

December 30, 2010

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Each year more than a quarter of a million smuggled animals are seized by Brazil’s special police task force. The fight against this illegal trade is one, the authorities say, they are winning. According to the special environmental police battalion, it has cut the traffic in exotic animals onto the market by 80 per cent compared […]