Large animals are threatened by hunting, and protecting marine animals is especially difficult. "The assumption that large ranges protect species from extinction is based on conservation science done on land—where animals found in multiple countries have a higher chance of protection in at least one location—and appears not to apply to marine species, where widespread and little-policed hunting contrasts with tighter controls on land," McClenachan says. The study points to the importance…
Demand for tiger parts, pangolin scales, rhino horns and more is growing. And so is illegal poaching. As a result, many animal species are on the brink of extinction. Very soon, there won't be any of them left. Only you can change their fate.
10 Shocking Facts About How the Illegal Wildlife Trade Drives Species Extinction
10 Shocking Facts About How the Illegal Wildlife Trade Drives Species Extinction: While we may be familiar with the impact that deforestation and environmental pollution has on the world’s species, most people overlook the massive role that the illegal wildlife trade plays in species extinction.
Young Nile crocodiles bask in their enclosure near Lake Kariba. Crocodiles are a protected species in Zambia, yet licenses are granted to crocodile farms to breed the animals and sell their skins to overseas luxury fashion markets as a way to fund further wildlife conservation The brutal economics of Zambia's illegal wildlife trade - in pictures
Rescued whale sharks released back into the ocean – in pictures; Two whale sharks destined for an ocean theme park in China were rescued after an 18-month investigation by Wildlife Conservation Society, covered by investigative photojournalist Paul Hilton. The operation, supported by Indonesia’s marine police, revealed where the protected species were being illegally caught and kept in sea pens by a major supplier of large marine megafauna to the international wildlife trade
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While we may be familiar with the impact that deforestation and environmental pollution has on the world's species, most people overlook the massive role that the illegal wildlife trade plays in species extinction.