Seizures of Fake Toys by European Customs in 2011

Customs Officials across Europe seized 2.1 million fake toys in 2011. The number of counterfeits seized was 68 percent less than the 6.7 million counterfeit toys seized EU borders in 2010. 42,967 of the toys were seized in the United Kingdom. 87 percent of the seized toys originated from China, followed by 10 percent from… Continue reading Seizures of Fake Toys by European Customs in 2011

Illegal Wild Bird Sales in the Solomon Islands

Between 2000 and 2010, over 54,000 wild birds were trafficked through the Solomon Islands and into the global wildlife trade, according to wildlife monitoring organization Traffic. Many of the birds, such as parrots and cockatoos, are not native to the islands and are believed to have been smuggled into the country.

Human Trafficking and Labor Trafficking Reports in Singapore

Police in Singapore received 43 reports of sex trafficking in 2011, along with 67 reports of labor trafficking. The national hotline where people are able to report human trafficking cases was receiving an average of 10 to 20 phone calls a day. Sexual exploitation and sex trafficking consists of half the calls to the hotline.