REPORT WILDLIFE CRIME
The following guidelines are examples of how you can make a difference to the growing threat of extinction to many endangered species.
When travelling please report any sightings or incidents that involve wildlife or wildlife products being sold, used or consumed. You can easily use the Incident Report under the ‘Report Wildlife Crime’ section on the home page. The information you submit through this website will be assessed and forwarded immediately to the relevant authorities to follow-up. There are also country specific hotlines in this section you can call to report directly.
In many Asian countries wildlife is also often used to entertain tourists. Regardless of what anybody tells you – THIS IS ILLEGAL – the animals suffer and have been taken from wild forests, protected areas or national parks to supply this trade. Please do not encourage the handlers or owners by buying food and feeding the animal or having your photo taken with the animal. Report the incident through this website or contact the relevant authorities directly.
The most common species used in this trade are elephants, gibbons and monkeys, snakes, loris’s, bears, exotic birds and reptiles. If you witness anyone trying to sell you wildlife at markets or you are approached privately, report the incident through the reporting section on this website. Please include as much information as possible.
Your report will remain anonymous; there is no risk to you of recrimination. The information will be used to investigate the incident and where applicable, take enforcement action. By reporting you are making a real difference. Your interest and support is needed and appreciated.