London summit scrutinises $23bn global wildlife trafficking

Wildlife trafficking is the fourth-most lucrative transnational crime after drugs, weapons and human trafficking.

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    Stopping global wildlife smuggling and protecting some of the world's exotic species from extinction is the main aim of a summit in London.

    It is estimated that the global wildlife trafficking market is worth up to $23bn per year.

     

    Al Jazeera's Nick Clark has more from London.


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