Captured smuggler of endangered species
One man was caught for an illegal circulation of subminiature monkey, Marmoset money, in Korea.
CARE had been acquire information about trader who illegally trade ‘common marmoset monkey’ which is included in CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendices I as a species that are threatened with extinction globally and trace the smuggler with the police. In May 16th, 2016, we had raided the black market and captured the smuggler. And now, we (CARE and the police) are investigating the man for violating ‘Wildlife Conservation and Management Act’.
If people keep trading wildlife illegally in the situation that wildlife is getting extinct globally, eventually wildlife will be culled from the nature and this can lead to more animal abuse, abandonment, and negligence in human society.
CARE will put more and more effort on providing a legal and institutional strategy to prevent smuggling wildlife.
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For your information, the marmoset monkey that CARE retained from the smuggler is now receiving medical treatment and after that, the monkey will be located at ‘National Institute of Ecology’ and be protected.