Australia, June 2013—Australia's federal department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has warned consumers against taking up offers via the internet for importing sports and other health supplements containing endangered plant and animal species.
The department is particularly concerned by recent advertising for free bottles of Max Thermo Burn capsules from North America.
Max Thermo Burn capsules contain Hoodia gordonii. Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like plant and is listed as endangered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
CAWT partners seek to address the growing threats to wildlife from poaching and illegal trade, working individually and jointly toward achieving the Coalition's goals, with each partner acting where it can contribute most effectively. The CAWT organisation is not directly involved in any enforcement activities.
The Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking (CAWT) aims to focus public and political attention and resources on ending the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products