Ilona Amos: Global effort needed to tackle illegal wildlife trade
There are more than seven billion of us on the planet today, we are predicted to go forth and further multiply to 11.2 billion by the end of the century.
Meanwhile, countless other species are vanishing at an alarmingly rapid rate. The key causes are the usual suspects – climate change, the spread of urbanisation, deforestation, intensification of agriculture. And of course we are to blame for all of the above.
However, the survival of some species is even more directly threatened by humans through an unprecedented explosion in illegal wildlife trade, driven by demand for exotic pets,... read more
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