Study highlights ‘terrible’ signs of species decline from wildlife trade

Study highlights ‘terrible’ signs of species decline from wildlife trade

Pangolins, orchids and chameleons — these are just a few species that are regularly traded in local and international wildlife markets, contributing to a global industry worth billions of dollars each year. But what is the wildlife trade’s impact on terrestrial biodiversity? A new study probes this very question. The study, published this week in […]

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‘Ursine terror’: plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

‘Ursine terror’: plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

A spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted calls to improve their natural habitat, as experts warned of more potentially dangerous encounters with the animals as they venture into populated areas in search of food. Japanese media have reported several incidents of “ursine terror” in recent weeks, including an attack in Ishikawa prefecture last […]

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China still making pangolin-based treatments despite banning use of scales, report says

China still making pangolin-based treatments despite banning use of scales, report says

Pangolin scales — armor-like, keratin-based plates that cover a pangolin’s body — are still being used in medicines sold and produced by Chinese companies, a new report has found. This is being done despite the Chinese government banning pangolin scales from the official list of approved ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and even giving […]

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