Smugglers Caught Bringing in Endangered Species of Monkey
A 40 year old man was caught smuggling and trying to a release a small marmoset monkey of about 13 to 20 cm.
CARE identified and tracked down information about the man and his affiliations with the smuggling of endangered animals, after which the police were notified of the situation.
On May 16th in Deokyang Gu Goyang si, Mr. Chun (42) underwent investigation for the illegal trading of an endangered monkey which violated the laws of protection towards wild animals.
The animal that he attempted to release was a Common Marmoset, a monkey that has been recognized by CITES as a highly endangered animal.
As the fate of many species becomes a greater problem to the environment, we must be more aware of the dangers that tampering with a species may have in the broader spectrum.
CARE will continue to do whatever it takes to stop the personal trading of these endangered animals and ensure that legal measures are taken against anyone who attempts to harm their well-being.
Meanwhile, the Common Marmoset that CARE acquired from this man will be undergoing treatment at a hospital and then put under protective care.