Tuesday, August 13, 2002

DRUG DEALERS ALSO TRADING ENDANGERED APES

Drug Smugglers Jump Into Endangered Species Trade
Mon Aug 12,12:26 PM ET

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - Global drug dealers are earning billions of dollars from a lucrative trade in endangered species and toxic waste, environmental law experts said on Monday....

Currently, the illicit "bushmeat" trade and illegal logging activities in central and west Africa are pushing many primates to the brink of extinction, including gorillas and chimpanzees....