The poacher’s prey, February 2

2 Feb 2015

Poaching across Asia is at a critical level. The illegal wildlife trade preys on already dwindling populations of tigers, elephants, bears and other animals. Hong Kong has been identified as a major transit point for the multibillion-dollar black market with many animal products passing through the city on their way to mainland buyers. In Kathmandu this week, the Nepalese government and WWF are cohosting a five-day anti-poaching summit with experts and officials from 13 countries. Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching will discuss ways to launch an Asia-wide push against the kinds of wildlife crime captured here by photographers from the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and EPA, and the Post’s Sam Tsang, David Wong, Dickson Lee, K.Y. Cheng, Oliver Tsang and Felix Wong.