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As part of our current anti wildlife trafficking campaign and our continuing fight against the illegal wildlife trade in Peru, we held more capacity building workshops for the diverse wildlife authorities (Environmental police, Port authorities, Regional Environmental Authorities, Rescue centres and other actors) in the cities of Tarapoto, Iquitos, Pucallpa y Chachapoyas, as well as visiting the municipal authorities of Lagunas which is one of the stops that traffickers make while transporting animals to market. During these workshops we gave presentations on the consequences of wildlife traffic for animals and ecosystems, animal welfare, zoonotic illness, wildlife management and rehabilitation and reintroduction of rescued wildlife. During these trips we also took the time to visit many local rescue centres as well as markets where wildlife is illegally sold. Once again we witnessed the terrible effect of this trade, finding many animals suffering in appalling conditions, as well as the incredible effort a few dedicated individuals and groups are making to try and give rescued wildlife the best opportunities possible.

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