The illicit smuggling of exotic animals through border countries like Bangladesh and Myanmar is rapidly on the rise. A lack of formal regulation of the sector allows the trade to flourish.
Rising Wildlife smuggling in India:
India has also been a member of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora) since 1976.
CITES is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
Lack of legal protection for wildlife
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