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Wildlife traffickers target lion, jaguar and leopard body parts as tiger substitutes

But demand for ivory and rhino horn shows signs of falling, says UN wildlife crime report

Lion, jaguar and leopard body parts are being increasingly sought as substitutes to tiger products by traffickers, a major UN report has found, but demand for ivory and rhino horn has shown signs of a sustained fall.

Wildlife trafficking continues to pose a major threat to nature, global biodiversity and human health, the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has warned, following an analysis of trends in the illegal wildlife trade.

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