The illegal trade of fauna remains a real obstacle for the conservation.
Our team is conducting a survey and awareness campaign in several restaurants in 7 protected areas and IBAs along the coastal wetlands. Apart the fact that ducks are offered in restaurants during the hunting ban the service price for a duck varies from 600 – 1,000 Lek about 45-75% lower than the hunting fee that is 1,300 Lek. The real based price would be hunting fee plus the service costs. This fact can be explained with the lack of control in Illegal hunting and fauna trade!!!
This survey and awareness campaign is supported from “Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund” (CEPF).