Wildlife trafficking data

Andean-Amazonian countries

In Andean-Amazonian countries, this problem threatens the survival of species and could lead to their extinction: 


In Ecuador, wildlife trafficking is mainly directed to the pet market and consumption of their meat or other products, reaching seized quantities of 4593 live individuals, between 2010 and 2018.


In Colombia, the trafficking of Amazonian turtles (live turtles and their eggs) is one of the most representative cases. In the period 2010 - 2018, 9904 individuals of terecay turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) and 736 of charapa turtles (Podocnemis expansa) were seized. 


In Peru, the Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus), considered an endangered species, faces pressures due to the contamination of its natural ecosystem and its capture for illegal sale for alleged medicinal purposes. Between 2010 and 2018, more than 21,000 individuals were seized. 


In Bolivia, the most emblematic case is the trafficking of jaguar (Panthera onca) parts, mainly tusks, to Asian markets. Between 2010 and 2020, 673 jaguar tusks have been seized in or from Bolivia (with two events in China), representing the death of at least 168 jaguars. 

Organization leading this component

Alliance intervention to combat fauna trafficking

We contribute

In improving understanding of the dynamics of wildlife trafficking in Andean-Amazonian countries.

We promote

Mechanisms for collaboration between civil society and government agencies to address wildlife trafficking and improve law enforcement, control and surveillance systems.

We diffuse

The priorities and worrying commercial trends on priority species at risk, internet trafficking and trafficking routes in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru and at the international level, including the export volumes of species through news gathering and the preparation of diagnostics, reports and participation in new discussion spaces such as international trade and investment forums.  

We strengthen

The capacities of civil society and we provide information to strengthen their commitment through technical training and specialized working groups to address wildlife trafficking.

We provide

We provide technical advice and inform authorities and natural resource managers on possible strategic actions and roadmaps to prevent and control wildlife trafficking at the national and transboundary level.

We support

Empowerment of indigenous organizations and rural communities in wildlife trafficking hotspots.

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