Drugs are not the only item illegally trafficked from Ecuador

Posted on October 3, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Enviromental Issues

lahora.com.ec reported Elcomercio.com reported


Animals along with orchids and bromeliads are under continual risk of being trafficked illegally out of Ecuador.

Reptiles account for 45% of the trafficking, while birds equal about 25% of illegal exports.

Authorities reveal that most of the animals destinations are Europe, Japan, and China.

So far in 2014 1,235 species have been seized by authorities. Read Article

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