According to WWF, Vietnam, Laos, and Mozambique are the countries that make the least effort in cracking down on wildlife crime.
In a report on wildlife trade and consumption, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), an international non-governmental organization for environmental conservation, research, and recovery, calls Vietnam the worst country in violating wildlife protection efforts. This indicates Vietnamese should change their hobby such as gambling in situs judi bola terpercaya site rather than violating animals life.
The Swiss-based organization cites 23 countries, mostly in Africa and in Asia, which are the source and destination of the trade in the organs of wild animals. Vietnam, Laos, and Mozambique are reported as the countries with the least effort to tackle illegal trade in wildlife organs. This can cause the extinction of rare animals, such as elephants, rhinos, and tigers. According to WWF on Monday (7/23). Furthermore, he said, the 23 countries should be able to make more efforts to comply with regulations prohibiting wildlife trade.
Wendy Elliott, WWF Global Species program manager, told Reuters news agency that last year, a large number of elephants were poached wildly in Africa. He added the confiscation of elephant ivory numbered more than 800 kilos. There is an indication of increased involvement of criminal organizations in the illegal trade.
WWF said key countries that threatened the preservation of endangered animals would be the theme of the discussion at the International Conference on Endangered Animal Trade (CITES) in Geneva this week. CITES bans all trade in elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger body parts that are often used as traditional medicine. These animals are also endangered, through other factors, for example, through drastic depletion of their habitat, climate change, and pollution.
In its, report WWF gives a red color to the countries that adhere to the worst regulations, then yellow for those who try to do better and green for the best efforts. Vietnam, Laos, and Mozambique get two red colors.
WWF reports, the demand for rhino horns in Vietnam for the pretext of curing cancer triggers illegal trade, which is also promoted on the internet. Vietnam was therefore urged to ban related advertisements and increase its efforts to eradicate the trade.
Rising demand in Vietnam has triggered a crisis in the poaching of wildlife in South Africa. To get the horn, 448 rhinos were reported killed in South Africa in 201. While in the first six months of this year alone, 262 rhinos were killed.
Laos and Vietnam have also been accused of negligence in submitting reports of a ban on tiger breeding on grounds for drugs that have not been proven to be of efficacy. Laos is also said to have failed to monitor the ivory trade. At the same time, Mozambique was declared negligent in preventing citizen involvement in rhino hunting in South Africa and did not control the trade in elephant ivory despite increased surveillance at ports.
Two green for China
While China, which was previously known as the main market for endangered animal body parts, is now given the green predicate for its efforts in preventing illegal trade in rhinos and tigers but obtains a yellow color for preventing the ivory trade.
WWF calls on the government in Beijing to increase its efforts to eradicate the local ivory market. India and Nepal are the only countries in green for the three endangered species. Furthermore, Elliot said, many countries already have strict regulations, but the problem now is implementation.