5 Oct 2017

Calls for NZ to get serious about wildlife crime trafficking

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 5 October 2017

While New Zealand may seem very far away from elephant and rhino country - it is not imnune to trafficking. Fiona Gordon was the lead researcher and co-author of the 2016 "Under the Hammer" report, a 9-month investigation, published by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, into the ivory and rhino horn trade in Australia and New Zealand. She says the Pacific is increasingly becoming a source and transit region for illegal wildlife trafficking, and Australia and New Zealand should take a lead.