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European Union - Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange (EU-TWIX);Black gold: The Caviar trade in Western Europe, Fact Sheet, 9 December2005, Traffic, Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in EndangeredSpecies of Fauna and Flora (CITES); WWF; IUCN
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Illegal trade of caviar, 2000-2005
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
It is not clear to what extent the temporary ban on caviar exports has boosted well established illegal domestic and international trafficking, obviously not accounted for in the official figures. The illegal trade in caviar threatens the sturgeon populations around the Caspian Sea.