Runway To Extinction Report - Oceania

The Oceania chapter for the 2020 ROUTES Partnership and C4ADS report "Runway to Extinction: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector" which examines the trends, transit routes, and trafficking methods used by wildlife smugglers exploiting the aviation industry in six world regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Main Takeaways: 

  • Publicly reported air seizures are uncommon in Oceania.
  • Oceania’s endemic biodiversity suggests it is or will be used as a source region for wildlife traffickers, particularly for the reptile, bird, mammal, and marine species trades.
  • Reptile trafficking activity is particularly pronounced in Australia, where traders both export native species and import foreign ones for breeding or sale.

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