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BROCHURE RACK

Wildlife trade raping Africa – Hundreds of species for sale on the internet

02/12/2009 14:54:25
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Secretaty birds are listed for sale at $2000. Credit Wildlife Extra

$1,500 for a Zebra - Nile monitor $10 - Secretary bird $2000
November 2009. We were recently approached by a Tanzanian wildlife dealer, offering us an eye-wateringly wide range of species. Although it is not currently legal to import wild birds into the UK (This was not implemented with any thought for wildlife, but because of bird flu.), it is still legal in many countries. We were shocked and amazed by the species that are available.


When we followed up by feigning interest in buying some of the species, by questioning how it was possible to get export licences for some of these species. The wildlife trader who approached us assured us that "In our country there is no problem, all things are possible. If you are sure to get import permit in your country for that species, we can do business without any problem, we need to be serious both of us. If you will provide money I will do whatever you want me to do."

Zebra are offered for $1500.

Untrustworthy and criminal 

One consolation was that while looking for more information, we found a website forum for wildlife traders and buyers. Almost the whole forum is taken up with people slagging each other off, either for not providing the goods even though they had been paid, or for not paying once they had received the goods. Wildlife Extra was delighted to read what an untrustworthy bunch both sides of this equation are.

BIRDS for sale

African darter - Anhinga rufa $100
African fish eagle - haliaeetus ocifer $600
Augur buzzard - buteo rufofuscus $1800
Abdimin stork - ciconia abdimii $90
African citril - serinus citrinelloed $2.50
African golden oriole - oriolus auratus $15
African hoopoe - upapa epops africana $50
African spoonbill - platalea alba $80
African jacana - actophilornis africanus $10
Bateleur - terathopius ecaudatus $10
Barefaced go away bird - corythaixoides personata $20
Black crake - limnocorax flavirostra $ 20
Black and white mannkin - poensis $1
Black faced waxbill - estrilda erythronotos $2
Blacksmith plover vanellus armatus $15
Black headed oriole - oriolus larvatus $20
Black winged bishop -euplectes hordeacea $1.50
Black capped - uraeginthus cyanocephalus $1.50
Blue naped mousebird- urocolius macrourus $4
Cardinal quelea - quelea cardinalis $1
Carmine Bee-eater- merops nubicus $15
Cattle egret -bubulcus ibis $30
Chestnut banded sandplover-charadrius pallidus $20
Cinammon - breasted rock buntingemberiza tahapisi$1.50
Commonwaxbill - Estrilda astrild $1
Creasted Guinea fowls - guttera edouardi $40
Crimson rumped waxbill- Estrilda rhodopyga $ 1.50
Crowned plover - vanellus coronatus $15
Crowned crane - Balearia regulorum $500
Coqi francolin - francollinus coqui $50
Cult - throat - Amadina fasciata $2.50
Darnauds Barbet - Trachyphonus darnaudii $5
Emerald spotted wood dove- turtur chalcospilos $5
Egyptian goose alopochen aegyptiacus $40
Golden - breasted bunting - Emberiza flaviventris $2
Golden - breasted stalling - cosmopsarus regius $15
Greater flamingo - phoenicopterus rubber $220
Green pigeon - treron australis $10
Green backed twinsport - mandingoa nitidula $4
Green winged pytilia - pytilia melba $2.50
Grey headed silverbill - odontospiza canicepsi $2
Grey headed social weaver - pseudonigrita arnaudi $2.50
Ground hornbill - bucorvus leadbeateri $220
Goliath heron - ardea goliath $300
Hamerkop - scopus umbretta $35
Hartiaubs Turaco - tauraco hartlaubi $30
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris $50
Hadada ibis - hagedashia hagedash $80
Indian house crow - corvus spelendenens $20
Sacred ibis - threskiornis aethiopicus $30
Kori bustard - ardeotis kori $600
Laughing dove - streptopelia senegalensis $15
Lesser bustard - $200

Lesser flamingo - phoenicopterus monor $120
Lilac-breasted roller -coracias caudata $15
Living stone turaco - tauraco livingstonii $30
Long tailed crmorant- phalacrocorax africunus $60

Martial eagle - polemaetus bellicosus $2600

Marabou stork - leptoptilos crumeniferus $250
Montane white - eyes - zosterops poliogaster $3
Mourning dove - streptopelia decipiens $5
Namaqua dove - oena capensis $5
Nubian vulture - torgos tracheliotus $2000
Open bill stork - anastomus lamellilgerus $80
Paradise whydah - steganura paradisaea $2
Peters Twinsport - hypargos niveoguttatus $5
Pied crow - corvus albus $25
Pin-tailed whydah - vidua macroura $3
Purple grenadier - uraenginthus ianthionogaster $5
Quallfinch - ortygospiza atricol $3
Red-and yellow barbet - trachyphonus erythocephalus $7
Red - billed firefinch- lagonosticta senegala $3
Red billed teal - anas erythrorhyncha $25
Red bishop - euplectes orix $2.50
Red cheeked cordonblue - uraeginthus bengalus $3.50
Red cheeked spurfowl- francolinus afer $40
Red knobbed coot- fulica cristata $20
Ring necked dove-streptopeliacapicola $25
Rufous crowned roller- coracias naevia $25
Saddlebill stork - ephippiorhynchus $ 850
Secretary bird- sagittarius serpentarius $2000
Silverbill -euodice malabarica $5
Silvery cheeked hornbill -bycanistes brevis $ 30
Speckeled fronted weaver- sporopipes flontaris $3.50
Speckle mousebird - colius striatus $80
Spotted egle owl- bubo africanus $80
Spur winged goose- plectropterus gambensis $40
Squacco heron- ardeola ralloides $40
Standard winged night ja- macrodipteryx longipennis$20
Steel - blue whydah - vidua hypocherina $2
Straw -tailed whydah - vidua hypocherina $2
Straw - tailed whydah - vidua fischeri $3.50
Streakey seedeaater - serinus striolatus $7
Super starling- spreo superbus $30
Trumpeter hornbill- bycanistes bucinator $50
Tambourine dove- bycanistes bucinator $8000
Vulturine guineafowl - acryllium vulturinum $30
Whale headed stork-balaeniceps rex $45
Watted starling- creatophora cinerea $55
Wattled ibis - canary - serinus dorsotritus $2.50
Whitebilled - go- away - corythaixoides leucogaster $20
White faced whistling duck - dendrocygna viduata $20
White pelecan - pelecanus onocrotalus $130
Woolly necked stork- ciconia episcopis $90
Yellow billed stork - mycteria ibis $100
Yellow bishop - euplectes capensis $3.50
Yellow billed - waxbill - estrilda melanotis $3.50
Yellow fronted canary - serinus mozambicus $3.50
Yellow - rumped seed-eater-serinus atrogularis $3.50
Yellow - sholdered widowbird-euplectes macrocercus $3
Yellow necked spurfowl francolin $30
Yellow throated sand grouse pterocles gutturalis $20
Zanzibar red bishop- euplectus 2.50

MAMMALS:

Bush pig Potamochoerus porcus $1,000
Plain Zebra Equus burchellii $1,500
Smith Bush squirrel Paraxerus cepapi $100
Ground squirrel Paraxerus ochraceus $100
Tree squirrel Paraxerus ochraceus $100
South African crested porcupine Hystrixafricae-australis$300
North-African crested porcupine Hystrix cristata $280
Spring Hare Pedetes capensis $200
Spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta $1000
African Wild cat Felis silvestris $350
Serval cat Felis serval $4000
Small spotted genet Geneta tigena $300
Rusty spotted genet Geneta tigrina $400
East African civet civettictis civetta $300
Four toed hedgehog erinaceuse albirentris $50
Rock hyrax Procavia capensis $250
Tree hyrax Dendrohyrax capensis $250
Elephant shrew Elephantus brachyhyncus $250
Dwarf mongoose Helogale parvula $250
White tailed mongoose Ichneumia albicauda $350
Banded mongoose Mungos mungo $350
Ratel/Honey badger Mallivora capensis $600
Zorila Ictonyx striatus $1,000
Cape clawsless otter Aonyx capensis $1,200
Spotted-necked otter Lutra macullicolis $1000
Cane rat Phrynomys imhaus $200
Aardvark orycteropus cafer $3500
Vervet monkey $150
Blue monkey $250
Yellow baboon Papio anubis $400
Olive baboon papio cynocephalus $400
Impala aephyceros melampus $300
Tomson's Gazelle gazella thomsonii $300
Grant gazelle gazelle granti $450
Widebeest connnochaetes taurinus $800
Kirki's Dik-dik madoqua kirkii $200
Common duiker sylvicapra grimmia $380
African clawless otter Aonyx capensis $800

INSECTS

Centipedes
Garden centipede (Lithobius forticatus) $3
Centipede (Necrophloephagus flavus) $3
Giant peruvian (Scolopendra gigantea) $4
Home centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) $3
Flat centipede $3
Red headed centipede (Scolopendridae family) $3
Flag tail centipede $4
Yellow legged centipede $3
Assorted centipede $2.50
Millipedes
Black giant $2
Black millipedes $2
Chocolate legged $2
Fire millipedes $3
Green body millipede $3
Pink body $2.50
Pinky legged $2
Red body $2
Red-legged millipedes $3
Small black $2
Small yellow stripped $2
Tanzania bill bug $3
White legged $2
Yellow-legged millipede $2
Grass Hoppers chorthippus spp $4
Common large grasshopper anthracis ruficornis $4
Dictyphorus spumans (order must exceed 60hds) $10
Lubber grasshopper - brachystola magna $5
Melanoplus bivittatus $3
Phymateus leprosus $4
Phymateus morbillosus $4
Phymateus morbillosus $3
Short horned G. Hopper - acrida bicolor $2
Short horned G. Hopper acrida spp $3
Zonocerus elegans $5

MANTIDS
African flower mantis - Pseudocreobroter spp $2
African giant mantis $3
Idolomantis- $20
African mantis - sphodromantis lineola $3
African twig mantis - Popa spurca $3
Parasphendale affinis $4
Sphofromantis centralis $3

SCORPIONS
African black scorpion-pandinus africanus $2
Assorted scorpions $2
Common earwig-Frticular auricularia $3
East African Spitting scorpion $4
Emperor scorpions -pandinus imperator $2
Flat back scorpion- centuroides gracilis $4
Flat rock scorpion-Hedogenes troglodytes $3
Giant black scorpion- heterometrus longimanus $5
Hotenttotta trilineatus $5
Red claw scorpion- pandinus cavimanus $4
Tail less whip scorpion - damon variegates $5
Tanzania spitting scorpion- parabuthus liosoma $4
Water scorpion $5
Yellow banded flat rock- Bufoalvarius $3
Jav forest scorpion - hetrometrus javnensis $4
Thai black scorpion- hetermetrus spinifer $5
Red burrowing scorpion- opistophthalmus glbrifrons

SPIDERS
African giant baboon spider hysterocrates spp $10
Black tarantula plerinochilus spp $5
Black trapdoor spider stassimopus roberti $6
Daddy long leg pholcus phalangioides $3
Garden spider araneus spp $3.50
Grey baboon spider selonocosmia spp $5
Hairy legged spider stromatopelma calceata $6
House spider amaurobius similis $4
Kilimanjaro spider plerinochilus weidenmanni $6
King baboon spider citharischius crawshayi $10
Orange baboon spider selonocosmia javanensis $6
Pink toe like avicularia $8
Red devil spider $6
Red trapdoor spider gorgyrella spp $5
Water spider oryronetidae family $5

REPTILES


GECKOS
Clawed gecko = holodactylus africanus usd $2
Bibron's thick-toed gecko =pachydactilus bibronii usd $2
Tete thick-toed gecko = pachydactilus tetensis $2
Angulated dwarf gecko = lygodactylus angularis $2.50
Cape dwarf gecko = lygodactylus angularis $2.50
Yellow headed dwarf gecko = lygodatylus luteopicturatus $2.50
Green day gecko =phelsuma dubia $4
Teopical house gecko = hemidactylus mabouia $2
Usambara forest gecko = chemaspis africana $2
Mwanza rock agama = agama mwanzae $2.50
Red headed rock agama agama agama $2.50
Eastern tropical spiny agama= agama aculeata $2.50

CHAMELEONS
Common flap necked chameleon- chamaeleo dilepsi $8
Gracile chameleon - chamaeleo gracilis $8
Giant one horned chameleon -chamaeleo melleri $30
Side striped chameleon - chamaeleo bitaeniatus $8
Rwenzori side striped chameleon- chamaeleo rudis $ 8
Meru three horned chameleon --chamaeleo jacksoni merumontana $45
Weners three honed chameleon- chameleo werneri = $10
Usambara three horned chameleon- chamaeleo deremensis $ 30
Fischers two horned chameleon- bradypodion fischeri $6
Bearded pigmy chameleon-rhampholeleo brevicaudas $4.50
Taveta 2 horned chameleon-bradypodion tavetanum $7
Kenya pigmy chameleon - rhampoloen kerstenii $3.50
Speckled lipped skink - mabuya maculilabris $2.50
Short necked skink - mabuya previcolis $2
Long tail skink - mabuya planifrons $2.50
Southern skink - mabuya quinquetaniata $2.50
Variable skink - mabuya varia $2
Common striped skink - mabuya striata $2.50
Sundevalls writhing skink - lygosoma sundevalii $2
Peters writhing skink - lygosoma afer - $2.50
Teita limbless skink - acontias percivali $5
Bouleners s skink - mabuya boulengeri $2
Jacksons forest lizard - adolfus jacksoni $3
Eastern serrate toed tree agama - holaspis guentheri $2
Boulengers scrub lizard nucras boulengeri $3
Southern long tail lizard - latastia longicaudata $2

PLATED LIZARDS:
Southern tawny plated lizard - gerrhosaurus major $6
Black line plated lizard - gerrhosaurusnigrolineatus $6
Yellow throated plated lizard gerrhosaurus flavilaris $5
Eastern african spiny tailed lizard cordylus tropidosternum $4

MONITOR LIZARDS:

Nile monitor varanus niloticus $10
Southern savanna monitor - varanus albigularis $30
Eastern schlegels blin snake - typhlops schelegelii $15
African rock phython - python sebae natalensis $40
Puffadder - bitis arientas $70
Eastern gaboon viper -bitis gabonica $80
Greater lake bush viper - atheris nitschei $80
Snouted night adder - causus defilippii $40
Rhombic night adder - causus rhombeatus $25
Bibrons stilleto snake - atractaspis bibrionii $40
Egyptian cobra - naja haje haje $70
Forest cobra - naja melanoleuca $70
Black necked spitting cobra - naja nigricolis $60
Red spitting cobra naja pollida $100
Mozambique spitting cobra naja mossambica $100
Black mamba dendroaspis polylepis $100
Eastern green mamba dendroaspis angusticeps $100
Thirteen scaled snake philothamnus carinatus $20
Variable green snake philothamnus heterodernus $15
Southern green snake philothamnus hoplogaster $15
Batterbys green snake philothamnus angolensis $15
Angola green snake philothamnus angolensis $15
Ornaate green snake philothamnus ornatus $15
Slender green snake philothamnus heterolepidotus $10
Loveridges green snake philothamnus nitidus $10
Boomslang dispholidus typus $30
Common house snake dasypelties scabra $25
Common house snake lamprophis fuliginosus $25
Leopard tortoises $50
Pan cake tortoise $60
Aldabra tortoises $1500

FROGS AMPHIBIANS
Pigmy leaf folding frog afrixalus pygmaeus $2.50
Fornasini's leaf frog afrixalus fornasinii $2.50
Golden sedge frog hyperolius punctulatus $2.50
Marbled reed frog hyperolius marmoratus $2.50
Viridiflavian reed frog hyperolius viridiflavus $2
Bubbling kassina kassina senegalisis $2.50
Colored reed frog large hyperolius $2
Argus tree frog hyperolius argus $2.50
Tiniker tree frog hyperoliussp $2.50
Grey tree frog chiromantis xerampelina $2.50
Banaana tree frog ardeolia rallordes $2.50
Mascrene green frog pthchadena mascareniesis $2.50
Puddle frog phrynobatrachus natalensis $2.50
Pyxi bull frog phrynomerus bifasciatus $3.50
Red banded frog phrynomerus bifasciatus $2
Shovel nose frog hemisus marmoratum $2
Square marked frog bufo regularis $2
Large green tree frog chiromantis xeramphilina $2
Ornate frog hildebrandtia ornata $2
Jumping frog ptychadena spp $200
Forest tree frog leptopelis argenteus $2
Red legged kassina kassina maculat $2.50
Pfeffer's burrowing frog leptopeltis argenteus $2.50
Bocage's burrowing frog leptopelis bocagii $2.50
Hilderbrandt's burrowing frog hildabrandtia ornata $2.50
Dusky throated rana rana angolensis $2.50
Golden backed frog hylarana galamensis $2.50
Groove crowned bull frog rana occipitalis $2.50
Tremolo sand frog tomoptema tuberculosa $2.50
Mozambiqui rain frog breviceps mossambicus $2.50
Parkers reed frog hyperolius parkeri $2.50
Common toad bufo gutturalis $2.50
Red toed frog bufo carens $2.50
White foam nest tree frog chiromantis petersi $2.50
Long toed frog strongylopus fasciatus $2.50
Tuberculate sand frog temopterna tuberculosa $2
Transparent reed frog hyperolius pusillus $2
Red eyed yellow frog leptopelis spp $2
Ruby eyed tree frog leptopelis uluguruensis $3
African giant snail helix aspersa $5


 

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