In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are protected by Chinese law, and they are threatened from habitat loss to illegal trade. At BRRC, staff have rescued over 4,000 birds of prey - more than 30 different species of hawks, eagles, owls and vultures –in the centers’ 16 years.
The impact of vessel strikes on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and increasingly on other marine species—including seals, sharks and turtles—is of growing concern internationally and within Australia’s national jurisdiction.
Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This illegal activity isn’t hampered by geographical boundaries and the players are protected by some level of anonymity.