UNODC Issues World Wildlife Crime Report and Connects COVID-19 Pandemic

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On July 10, 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) issued its World Wildlife Crime Report 2020.[1] The report underscores the threat wildlife trafficking poses to nature and the biodiversity of the planet. The report discusses the trafficking of some wild species, such as pangolins, birds, turtles, tigers, bears, etc. According to the report, trafficking wild animals increases the potential for transmission of zoonotic diseases, which are spread from animals to humans.