Study Finds That the Wildlife Trade Affects One-Fifth of Vertebrates on Land

All animals with a backbone are called vertebrates. These include mammals, bird, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. A recent study found that a devastation one-fifth of vertebrates that live on land are bought and sold in the wildlife trade. More than 30,000 species of mammal, bird, amphibian and reptile were surveyed. The study, published in Science […]

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Demand for North American bear parts fuels black market activity in Canada: expert

Black market demand for bear parts like gallbladders and paws has led to poaching of these animals in Saskatchewan and Canada, according to one man who’s dedicated to cracking down on wildlife trafficking. “Imagine that you have somethingthat has gone extinct just about everywhere else in the world but there’s only one place that it’s […]

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From over 100,000 species assessments in IUCN update, zero improvements

From rays to deep-sea snails, primates to rosewood trees, the latest IUCN Red List update paints a gloomy picture for our world’s species. The update, which includes assessments of 105,732 animal and plant species to date, lists more than 28,000 species as threatened with extinction, attributing much of the declines to human overexploitation. The red-capped […]

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Thousands of wild animals seized in smuggling crackdown

Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol has said. Covering 109 countries, the operation was carried out in coordination with the World Customs Organization (WCO), with investigators homing in on trafficking routes and crime […]

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