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‘Untold harm to nature’ from wildlife trafficking, says UN crime agency

Despite two decades of worldwide efforts, more than 4,000 precious wildlife species still fall prey to trafficking every year, a new report by the UN crime and drugs prevention office, UNODC, showed on Monday.

How India's expanding airports are conduits for wildlife trafficking

India is among the top 20 countries for the illegal wildlife trade and its fast expanding airport sector is often used by wildlife traffickers to smuggle high-end, high-value species and products. Wildlife trade poses the second-biggest direct threat to the survival of species after habitat destruction, reports Mongabay India writer Mahima A. Jain