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Call for action against illegal wildlife trade on local level

A high-profile conference on illegal wildlife trade begins in London today with experts warning that more action is needed to stem the depletion of species.

"We have a very short time horizon in front of us for some species," warned Mr Jeremy Douglas, Bangkok-based regional representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2018, with the headline 'Call for action against illegal wildlife trade on local level'. Subscribe