Arthur Sniegon: I wanted to be a conservationist since I was a child

Arthur Sniegon: I wanted to be a conservationist since I was a child
Arthur Sniegon: I wanted to be a conservationist since I was a child
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You have been following processes with smugglers for a long time. How extraordinary is it that such a group can be exposed and convicted?
Exposing and condemning are two very different things, especially in the conditions of Africa and the Far East. In this case, we are talking about seven tons of pod scales, which in terms of the weight of live animals means tens of tons, so it is a huge number of individuals of several species of pods (individuals of these insectivorous mammals can weigh from 2 to 35 kg, depending on the species, editor’s note). Nigeria, where this international gang with links to Asia operated and was exposed, is the most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa. It represents a major transport hub, and is therefore also the most important transshipment point for so-called “wildlife” products, as goods from wild and mostly protected animals are referred to. And among other things, shelling scales are also exported through this country, although in Nigeria itself, due to dense population and the transformation of the traditional landscape, there are not many shelling people anymore.

We try to explain to the locals that a chimpanzee or a nutcracker does not belong on the plate.

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