EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade
 

A new study says that an EU ban on the trade in wild birds has helped reduce the global business by 90%.
Prior to the 2005 regulation that limited the market, European countries were the foremost importers of birds, mainly from West Africa.
These imported creatures often escaped and posed threats to local populations and ecosystems.
Latin America has now become the main bird source, and is now responsible for 50% of the much smaller global market.
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23 November 2017 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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