Petition: New Report Show Millions of Species Illegally Trafficked from Brazilian Amazon

Petition: New Report Show Millions of Species Illegally Trafficked from Brazilian Amazon

Millions birds, tropical fish, turtles, and mammals and large volumes of wildlife products are trafficked domestically and internationally in and from the Brazilian Amazon each year according to a new report from TRAFFIC, a UK-based nonprofit that studies the wildlife trade. Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon Basin, holds 13% of the world’s […]

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Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report

Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report

The Brazilian Amazon is hemorrhaging illegally traded wildlife according to a new report released Monday. Each year, thousands of silver-voiced saffron finches and other songbirds, along with rare macaws and parrots, are captured, trafficked and sold as pets. Some are auctioned as future contestants in songbird contests. Others are exported around the globe. Fish bound […]

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Team Lioness: the Kenyan women rangers risking their lives for wildlife

Team Lioness: the Kenyan women rangers risking their lives for wildlife

Her black boots brushing through swathes of yellow-brown bush, 24-year-old Purity Amleset is feeling tense. But fear is just part of the job, she says, as she patrols her section of the 147,000-hectare (363,000-acre) community land around Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, a Unesco-designated biosphere reserve. Amleset, pictured, is one of eight rangers in the all-female […]

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Wildlife traffickers target lion, jaguar and leopard body parts as tiger substitutes

Wildlife traffickers target lion, jaguar and leopard body parts as tiger substitutes

Lion, jaguar and leopard body parts are being increasingly sought as substitutes to tiger products by wildlife traffickers, a major UN report has found, but demand for ivory and rhino horn has shown signs of a sustained fall. Wildlife trafficking continues to pose a major threat to nature, global biodiversity and human health, the UN’s […]

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