Illegal trade of wild animals and other wildlife crimes

Wildlife crime is to capture animals and than sold in to black market for money purpose. One of the majority widespread situations in wildlife is abduction, often described as treating the forest as wild or illegal.

Although theft often leads to the bereavement of the animal, it too includes illegal trade of animals to be sold or sold at a profit. As a result, theft is not just off-season hunting or a wrong type of weapon; In addition, if it is protected, it can rarely kill or catch a victim.

Natural world crimes also comprise events that adversely influence wildlife, such as watercourse contamination that compensation fish or other wildlife, or the devastation of confined areas.

Shocking information

  • Illegal trafficking is the main selling of illegal substances in the form of fraud, drugs, weapons and human trafficking.
  • More than 20 million elephants were seized in 2011 – meaning that there are about 2,500.
  • The second largest ivory in the world occurred in Singapore in 2002.
  • It is possible that about 300,000 wild tigers are left in the wild – and the increased toxicity puts endangered species in real danger.
  • Rhino drowning increased by 300 percent in South Africa between 2007 and 2007. 

Wildlife trade

Wildlife trade states that it is any sale or switch over of wild animal and plant possessions by people. This can involve live animals and plants or a diverse range of products required or esteemed by humans—including skins, remedial ingredients, tourist curios, timber, fish and other food products.

List of Wildlife crimes

Following list of wildlife crimes that are occurring in world

  • Steal
  • Coursing
  • Bullying of badger, birds and bats
  • Egg stealing and assortment
  • Assortment of or deal in confined species and animal yield
  • Non registering nature which require a permit
  • Use of poisons, snares or explosive to take life or harm animals
  • Animal meanness
  • Hunting with dogs
  • Introduce all-encompassing species
  • Murder or capturing, detrimental or destroying the environment of any secluded animal

Characteristics of wildlife crime

A brutal crime of flora and fauna is a special part of the crime. They are not “pure” in different cultural categories or categories, they are frequently worn to explain illegal activities, for instance civil or property crimes.

Wildlife crimes, for example betting and remedy addiction, are sometimes considered “innocent crimes” since the injured party or partner is by no means caught or complaining. In fact, when wildlife crimes and other crimes are not caught, the people are generally claimed to be real victims, because these crime incidents cause significant harm, although not all species are completely destroyed.

Plants thus affect hunters, fishermen, photographers, and anyone interested in wildlife in any way. To be sure, some argue that serious flora and fauna crimes have the potential to cause serious harm to the global environment.

Some examples of wildlife crime


“Animal poaching” is at what time an animal be killed unlawfully. It usually happens when an animal is something that is thought to be valuable (like fur or elephant tusk). peoples of many countries think that the wild animals are an important component in many drugs. i.e.,  Rhino horn has the same healing properties as chewing nails.

At the beginning of the twentieth century there were several million African elephants and about 100 thousand Asians were killed. Today, elephants are now in very low quantities. Wildlife is destroying into many traps by killing or capturing millions of nature of thousands species from their habitats global. 


Nowadays, people look for game or other animals and dogs – often a hound and some prey – by quickly catching their prey, working with sight, but not smell.

The course was a popular hunting technique used by the nobility, the rich and the rich, as well as by ordinary hunters. As a natural term, it means that carnivores pursue their captivity.

Pets and games include rabbits, rabbits, foxes, all kinds of animals, antelopes, foxes, wolves. Jackrabbits and coyotes are the most popular animals in America. Competition races in Ireland, Great Britain (until the 2004 ban) Portugal and Spain ran two dogs against each other. In America, on average, three dogs run together.

The Wildlife Protection Act (Scotland) and the 2004 hunt (in England and Wales) made it illegal to treat any breed of calf except rabbits and rats. Dogs are still allowed to lead the game (forced) in the form of a waiting weapon, as long as no more than two dogs are used.

In Australia, dogs can be used to hunt happy animals such as foxes, deer, goats, rabbits and pigs.


Punishments are varies country to country in some countries The minimum punishment for illegal seizure of captive animals and birds can be extended up to three years and up to five years. By the way, the fine can range from $ 50 million to $ 100 million.

Accordingly, the minimum penalty and maximum penalty for hunting in a wildlife reserve, a wild bear, a national park or a three-year conservation game are seven years.

Currently, the fee can be between 1 million and 2 million. All firearms and vehicles used for hunting will be captured by officers. Under the 2007 Wildlife Law, officials will consider compensation and compensation.

As a result, the fee for animals not included in the government plan will be Rupees 20. This will double. For the third time, the authorities will not live for a fee.

Wildlife Trade

In view of the fact that 1975, an accord between international government called as CITES (International Trade Agreement on Endangered Wild Animals and Plant Species) aims to see global trade in a plant or wildlife that is not threatening the future.

There are currently 176 affiliate States or “parties” registered in CITES – in added words, the huge majority of the earth. Singapore has been an icon at CITES since 1986. The country faces an unprecedented position in illegal wildlife sales that threatens to topple over ten years of conservation efforts.

For ivory seized illegally in 2011, an estimated 27,000 tons – a total of 2,500 grains were seized. The shell has threatened the buffalo around the last 3,880. TRISFIC experts, a wildlife trading veterinarian, estimate that they have made billions of dollars.

Suppressing flora and fauna crime is a chief issue for the WWF, as it is the greatest menace to the prospect of endangered species worldwide. It rises to second place only after a landslide in many life-threatening situations.

Legal Wildlife Trade

Wild deal is the auction or replacement of wildlife and agricultural products by humans. Forest trade is a central issue in the fight between biodiversity conservation and human development. Whether it is medicine, construction, food or product, much of our business, economy, and lifestyle are completely dependent on wild products.

Illegal sale of wildlife products is often covered by wild and illegal trade crime. This includes thousands of different livestock and plant species, offering millions of dollars of products for the manufacturing industry, local businesses and consumers, and an incredible range of equipment for hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a unique position at the regional, national and international level.

Illegal Wildlife Trade

People buy and sell wild animals for wealth or replace them with other positive goods – for example, apparatus in trade for wildlife skins. It is the end consumer who wants or desires wild products for sale, food, construction or clothing.

It is important to remember that although wildlife trade is a threat to other animals, its effect is exacerbated by loss of habitat and other stress.

The WWF event ensures that environmental threats from the sale of wildlife are drawn from a recognized and worldwide perspective.

WWF work about Illegal trade and hunting of wildlife

WWF is doing these 3 works:

  • Sustaining the conference on International Trade in danger of extinction Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • Reduction and enforce legislation
  • Public tutoring[1] [2]—mou-signing-between-wwf-pakistan-and-unodc-to-check-illegal-wildlife-trade.html[3][4][5] [6]

Written by: Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Ahsan

Reviewed by:
Dr. Muhammad Tahir Ph.D. (PU)
Post Doctorate

American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA


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