Steve Galster speaks at press conference about coronavirus link to wildlife trade
Freeland Founder and Film Festival Director Steve Galster helped organize this important press event in Bangkok. Freeland is alerting Asian nations to continued and expanded virus risks from wildlife trafficking. Freeland has produced an extensive new report detailing criminal syndicates supplying pangolins and other wild animals to Wuhan and other wildlife markets in at least 7 Asian countries. The report shows that these major wildlife trafficking supply chains that end up in China are also transiting Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia, with a significant percentage being offloaded and sold onto local markets. Thai Police, AMLO, and wildlife authorities are joining the event.