Hong Kong customs foiled the smuggling of four containers of endangered Honduras rosewood in 2014. The 92 tonnes of logs were valued at about HK$3 million. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong must not be the weak link in the global effort to stop wildlife trafficking

John Sellar says the city’s role as a key transit point and destination for smuggled wildlife obliges it to step up its enforcement and toughen up penalties to deter criminals

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Hong Kong customs foiled the smuggling of four containers of endangered Honduras rosewood in 2014. The 92 tonnes of logs were valued at about HK$3 million. Photo: Nora Tam
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