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Image: Yang Jianhuan

Species Victim Impact Statements (SVIS)

Each Species Victim Impact Statement provides a guide for prosecutors and judges

 

The SVIS provide information on conservation value, ecosystem impact through

exploitation, population depletion and food chain effects, current monetary value of species on

the black market, welfare concerns for particular species in harvesting and transport, invasive

species concerns, and disease and pathogen concerns (including potential carriers of zoonotic

disease).

  Each SVIS also provides information about existing conservation forensics techniques, such as DNA and stable isotope analysis, that can be used to effectively prosecute cases.

Birds: Helmeted Horbill

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Almost a quarter of all bird species are now traded

Birds are trafficked for pet trade, meat and body parts

 

Click on the images in the gallery below for information on bird species included in SVIS 

Reptiles: Japanese Leaf Turtle

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More that a third of all reptile species are now in trade

 Turtles and tortoises are some of the most commonly trafficked animals

Click on the images in the gallery below for information on reptile species included in SVIS 

Fish: Humphead (Napoleon) wrasse

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Click on the images in the gallery below for information on fish and mammal species included in SVIS