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SA Rhino News and Articles

SA Rhino News and Articles
14 Oct

LIVE ANIMAL TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL

LIVE ANIMAL TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL
This report provides evidence that CITES is failing to police the trade in live animals of endangered species
The level of fraud and falsification of CITES trade permits has reached a level where
illegal trade is actively encouraged by this lack of control.
Documented is the extent to which parties with governance problems now use the CITES permitting system to circumvent the most basic aspects of controls while enhancing income by employing a range of corrupt and criminal activities.
Also documented is the role played of the importers and that of the CITES secretariat which id involved in the cover up of a wide range of corrupt and criminal activities.
Evidence presented includes scans of a range of illegal CITES permits.
The report is the result of investigations into the trafficking of 135 chimps and 10 gorillas
from Guinea in West Africa to China, clearly carried out illegally.
In the process of this investigation the head of the CITES management authority of Guinea has gone on record stating that: “the CITES convention is the dirtiest of conventions when it comes to fraud and Falsification”.
Based on the present system there is absolutely no control on the level of trade which is taking place.
Karl Amman cites-permiting-system
Karl Ammann
Nanyuki August 2015