Indonesia ranks high on legal wildlife trade, but experts warn it masks illegal trade

Indonesia ranks high on legal wildlife trade, but experts warn it masks illegal trade

JAKARTA — A recent analysis of the legal wildlife trade in the last 46 years puts Indonesia, a biodiversity hotspot in Southeast Asia, among the top 10 exporters of live animals. The research, published Nov. 11 by Oslo-based outdoor and nature website Outforia, looked into data from CITES, the global convention on the international wildlife […]

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Fashions to die for: The fur trade’s role in spreading zoonotic disease

Fashions to die for: The fur trade’s role in spreading zoonotic disease

In the complex universe of COVID-19 and other zoonotic diseases (those that can jump from animals to humans and back), key questions remain largely unaddressed, including what role fur farming for the fashion industry plays in the spread of highly transmissible zoonotic diseases, and how the industry should be managed to minimize risk. Zoonoses are […]

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Wildlife Traffickers Arrested After Ivory and Pangolin Scales Were Found

Wildlife Traffickers Arrested After Ivory and Pangolin Scales Were Found

Nigeria customs service arrested three suspected wildlife traffickers after seizing animal parts. Officers seized 196 sacks containing 7,137 kg of pangolin scales and 4.6 kg of pangolin claws. The suspected traffickers were also found with a startling 846.34 kg of ivory, according to Wildlife Justice Commission. The animal parts were discovered when they were already […]

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