‘It’s a success’: Pangolins return to a region where they were once extinct

‘It’s a success’: Pangolins return to a region where they were once extinct

Pangolins have been locally extinct in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province for the last 30 or 40 years, experts say. But now, local conservationists are working to slowly reintroduce these shy, sensitive animals in a world-first effort to reinstate wild populations. The eight species of pangolins together are considered to be one of the most widely […]

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Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade

Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade

Three-quarters of new and emerging infectious diseases in humans originate in wildlife. COVID-19, SARS and Ebola all started this way. The COVID-19 global pandemic has drawn new attention to how people think about wild animals, consume them and interact with them, and how those interactions can affect public health. Any activity that puts people in […]

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Jaguar poaching has increased more than 200-FOLD in the last five years, driven by demand from Chinese consumers for claws, teeth and bone powder used in medicinal paste

Jaguar poaching has increased more than 200-FOLD in the last five years, driven by demand from Chinese consumers for claws, teeth and bone powder used in medicinal paste

The most prized item taken from jaguars were the teeth, of which more than 2,000 were captured by law enforcement, mostly en route to China where they’re used in jewelry. They also found attempts to smuggle jaguar bones pulverized into a fine powder via powdered milk containers, presumably to be used in a medicinal paste […]

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Petition: How Traditional Chinese Medicine is Contributing to Species Extinction

Petition: How Traditional Chinese Medicine is Contributing to Species Extinction

Traditional Chinese medicine is flourishing at the expense of animals. Many traditional medicines require endangered animals and often runs rampant on rumors of effective treatment. Rhino populations quickly diminished as a rumor about a politician being cured of cancer by a rhino horn. Three species are now extinct thanks to demand for rhino horn. Demand […]

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